Thank a volunteer
olunteers make our community work. Really there’s just no other way to put it. Without them we would lose so much that makes Queens County such a great place to live.
We ask a lot from our volunteers. Sometimes it seems the same face shows up over and over again in the different volunteer organizations too. If a committee doesn’t have enough workers, they take on the job themselves. Where they find the energy is a mystery, even to them. Many coffee runs are likely involved.
No doubt at times they wonder if it is all worth it. Well, it is. Our community would not be the same without them.
Take a look at the festivals listed in the Queens County Visitor’s Guide that came in The Advance last week. There are five major festivals going on this year, plus many smaller ones. None of those would exits without our volunteers.
Our volunteers do more than keep us entertained though. Volunteers are preserving our lighthouses. Volunteers look after our lands. Volunteers help the disadvantaged.
Volunteers can be found in our schools, handling things like the reading program. Some would claim that is what the teachers are paid to do. However teachers already do so much with the limited resources they have. Every advantage we give our children is worth it, and the volunteers know that.