Trashy's World: National Volunteer Week, 2016

Anyone who knows me is well aware of the importance I place on volunteering one’s time freely and gladly for the benefit of the wider community. Without volunteers, there would be little help for those down on their luck and living on the streets, pets in need of homes, or seniors who want some companionship ...

Trashy's World: Volunteerism – get involved, damn it!

I have written before about volunteerism and what is means to me. From volunteering at one’s school to participating in our civic processes, volunteering is a way to “give back” (I’m not particularly fond of that term) to the community and to gain a certain measure of self-satisfaction in the process. I have given up a lot of ...

Trashy's World: I hate seeing things like this happen.

I really do. Our local soccer club has cancelled the 2012 season due to a lack of volunteers. 2012 Season Cancelled Dear parents, The Canterbury Soccer Club is a community-based, developmental soccer club that has been run solely by volunteers for the past 35 years. Some years, we have had up to 700 athletes from ...