The Rotary Club of Green Valley “Community Service Award”

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

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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Take a class while you volunteer.11.27.17

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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Bad Rap for Boomers

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

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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