We continue to hear reports of community organizations suffering from a drought of volunteer members. It's not only a matter of attrition (members growing too old to help), but the busyness that consumes the lives of so many people.
The situation has become so bad that several long-standing groups are on the brink of shutting down for lack of volunteers.
If you have ever thought of volunteering, now is the time to do so.
We encourage individuals and families to down those iPads and Smartphone. Step away from Facebook, the game console and the big screen TV. It's time to get involved in your community.
There is no end to the community projects or non-profit organizations, clubs or youth sports team seeking volunteers. You can start by checking the Pilot's Bulletin Board for announcements as well as the many stories and letters we publish regularly. The Chetco Community Public Library also has a list of local non-profit organizations.
Groups that need immediate help is the Brookings Emblem Club #265, Azalea Park Foundation, and the VFW Post #966. Some volunteer assignments requires physical work, but many don't, such as writing letters to U.S. troops, mentoring school children and organizing fundraisers.
We know there are plenty of people out there who would love to help. Any pair of hands are good hands.
Won't you help?