Volunteering is worth the effort
I’ve pointed that out because though I’ve only listed three organizations in need of help from the community, there are many more.
The first time I really volunteered to help an organization was in the eighth grade. I had been chosen to be a part of a Groundhog’s Day program where I would “shadow” an administrator with the Bossier Parish Council on Aging. Mostly I just followed one secretary or another around as they showed me around the building, introducing me to program leaders and patrons of the council.