mindcrime at cpphacker.co.uk
Tue Sep 28 21:28:19 EDT 2004
Corey Wilson wrote:
> Recent disaster relief efforts aside, what are some well regarded
> charities in the area that would be happy to accept a volunteer's time
> (as opposed to money)? We'd prefer the charity to be both secular and
> non-political, and would like to see our efforts make a lasting
> difference, as opposed to the "give a man a fish" mentality of soup
> kitchens, etc.
If you live in or near a fire district that's covered by a volunteer
fire department, you might want to give that a look. Even if you're not
interested in crawling around inside burning houses, there are tons of
other positions to fill on most VFD's. Driver / Operator, the guy
brings a couple of coolers of ice water to a big fire, or even
administrative jobs like secretary.
I personally have been involvedin the fire service since I was about 14
or so, and have to say that it's an incredible experience. Very
demanding at times, and sometimes heartbreaking ( the nature of the job
is that you're responding to bad things happening to people) but it can
be incredibly rewarding.
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