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Chlorine Chronicle (Archive)

NMSC Mar/97 Newsletter

Volunteers - the Heart of our Organization

From the NMSC Archive

(by Ann Bortolotti)/i>

The volunteer is a vital component of NMSC. Without the volunteers we would not exist as we are today. Economist and demographer David Foot says that "volunteering is one of the most richly satisfying activities one can undertake". NMSC gives members the opportunity to gain numerous skills through volunteer acitivities.

In the next several weeks, our Past President, Allen Trafford, will be soliciting candidates to serve as next year's Executive. Think about volunteering for NMSC. We do need you.

There are oppportunities for personal growth within NMSC, and your presence can make a difference. When you volunteer you develop a sense of belonging, teamwork, and you can meet new people. Volunteer work can also build your self esteem. Volunteering is great for your resume. "It's not like the 1950's, when someone would say 'Oh, you're just a volunteer'. Businesses take this work seriously and employers and professional schools do look for volunteer work on your resume" says Marion Mayman, president of the Eastern region for the Liberal Party of Canada.

You do not have to have special skills -- just a desire to help out, with a focus on the best interests of the club. Our past Executive will help you- you do not have to feel like you are on your own.

Remember- you get what you put into something. If you would like to volunteer please speak to your VP. We would love to hear from you.


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