Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, April 03, 2009

NSL announces: April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

Guest blog by Lupe González Hoyt

Norwood Service League is doing a few things to show our appreciation and to extend opportunities to volunteer in our community.

Monday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m., NSL Volunteer Donor Appreciation Luncheon will be held at the Family Life Center-Ashland Avenue Baptist Church by invitation. We need some extra hands to help set up, decorate and serve our special guests. We are honoring Harriet 'Hap' Wolf Arnold with a Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award. All volunteers and donors will be recognized. Our theme is "Helping Hands, Caring Hearts". Please call Barb or Josie at 924-1200 if you can help.

Norwood Service League is sponsoring a Volunteer Sign-Up Campaign. "Service" is our middle name! Our goal is 200 people to volunteer using their skills, ability and time. Our efforts will focus on helping our neighbors with:
  • yard work, painting, garage cleaning,
  • block watch groups,
  • mass mailings,
  • clean ups,
  • leading craft groups for kids this summer,
  • fundraising,
  • mentoring youth, young moms and young men,
  • helping with civic projects, photo documentation, computer related opportunities, and more.
Some opportunities will be one-time efforts or events, others may be short-term or long-term opportunities. NSL will organize opportunities by categories and time commitment with job descriptions. Those who sign up will receive a list of opportunities, which will also be accessible on our website in May. Please call Misty at 924-1200 for more information or volunteer needs.

As we approach our founding month of July (we were founded by volunteers), I can't think of a better way to carry on our legacy of community volunteerism by making NSL Volunteer Sign Campaign an annual event every April.

Thank you so much.

Your neighbor and NSL executive director

Lupe A. González Hoyt