The Rotary Club of Green Valley “Community Service Award”

January 12th, 2018

Nominations due February 15, 2018

The Rotary Club of Green Valley “Community Service Award” recognizes a non-Rotarian who lives or works in Green Valley or Sahuarita for his or her outstanding long-term volunteer service or for a major shorter-term volunteer project that benefits the community.   They can be nominated by someone from the agency where the […]

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Face to Face is Always Better

January 1st, 2018

by Mike Touzeau, Staff Writer

I’d like to volunteer, but I wish I had the chance to ask some questions first.

Most people feel that way. You don’t want to make decisions without getting some facts and having time to weigh them. If you’re like me, you probably don’t buy anything over a hundred bucks without asking […]

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2018 Green Valley/Sahuarita Volunteer Showcase

December 11th, 2017

Mark you calendar and attend the 2018 Green Valley/Sahuarita Volunteer Showcase at the Green Valley Recreation West Social Center on Wednesday, January 24. The event is from 10 a.m. to noon.  Over 50 organizations will be looking for volunteers to help with single-event projects or to fill a variety of positions, serving months or years.

Sampling of […]

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Take a class while you volunteer.11.27.17

December 3rd, 2017

Who doesn’t want to learn something new or improve an already acquired skill?

People routinely pay fifty to a hundred bucks, sometimes more, to take a class, and often extra for supplies or materials. Of course there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, most people would say it’s worth it and others would say good for […]

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American Red Cross Local Blood Drives

November 25th, 2017

Friends in Deed (7:30 am–12:30 pm)

Green Valley Hospital (7 am–2 pm)

Generous volunteers who give their time and talents help fulfill the American Red Cross mission. Please consider volunteering to help at a local blood drive.  For more information, contact Lisa at or 480-352-3146.

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Volunteer Corner: Volunteering and the Aging Brain

November 15th, 2017

By Mike Touzeau, Staff Writer

You hear it over and over—exercise, eat right, get enough sleep, don’t smoke, and don’t drink too much— the mantra from medical experts for general good health and longevity.

But, what about your aging brain?

There is growing evidence that neurogenesis (basically producing new brain cells) occurs even as we age, and that […]

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Inspiration to Give Back

November 13th, 2017

by Mike Touzeau, Staff Writer

Here are a few names you might recognize and what they said about giving back:

“Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.”—Leo Buscaglia was a world renowned motivational speaker, author, and a professor at USC who reminded all of us that […]

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Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum will re-open January 2, 2018

November 13th, 2017

We need docents half-day, all-day, or as much time as you can provide. Museum deals with 1900 Southern Arizona history, set amid over 150 horse-drawn wagons and carriages.

Great place to meet people and interact with the thousands of school age children.

Interviewing now through mid-December.

Contact Bob Stewart, 520-591-9585 or

Opening date: Jan 2nd, 2018
Closed after April […]

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Bad Rap for Boomers

November 2nd, 2017

by Mike Touzeau, Staff Writer

Statistics point to the fact that Baby Boomers volunteer less than their predecessors. The first of them are moving into their 70s now, and each succeeding group within that generation seems to follow the pattern. What accounts for it and what can be done about it?

Let me throw out some guesses […]

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VAS In Home Volunteers

October 26th, 2017

by Mike Touzeau, Staff Writer

There are obvious personal benefits to be gained through volunteering that include improvement of one’s own happiness and wellbeing, but I believe that the great majority of people seeking an opportunity to give back are looking for a place where they can see firsthand and almost immediately that they are making […]

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