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My first memory of volunteering just for the purpose of doing something for the community—not because I would enjoy it or benefit personally—was bussing tables for a church breakfast over Labor Day weekend when I was in middle school. I'm scarred for life from the experience. The good news: I’ve found loads of opportunities to volunteer and give back in ways that I find much more enjoyable, and the holiday season offers many such opportunities.
Libraries are some of my favorite places to be: stacks and stacks and room upon room of books, all sitting quietly, waiting for me to choose one or six to take home with me for three weeks. My usual haunt is my local library, but the Indiana Writers Center’s “Meet an Author, Be an Author” event gave me the perfect excuse to make a long-overdue visit to the Indianapolis Central Library.
Aside from voting and writing to my representatives, I’ve never taken part in any activity that had any modicum of political activism to it. That changed in an easy, friendly way when I marched with 350+ coworkers, friends, and family in the Cadillac Barbie IN Pride Parade.
I intend to use volunteer opportunities for several of my weekly intrepid activities this year, and this week’s activity was the first. It was quite different than the kinds of volunteering roles I generally do, so it took me outside my routine in a number of ways.