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 By John McAlpine    News

Need for volunteers won't disappear with coronavirus

As we enter into the fourth month of this COVID-19 era, volunteer opportunities are fairly rare. While food banks are still operating, and can use support in the form of donated... — Updated 6/26/2020

 
 By John McAlpine    News

YOU can make a difference

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James You can make a difference in these ways: State Health Insurance Benefit Advisor – All insurance companie... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By John McAlpine    News

Feeling guilty? Do some good!

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.” — Voltaire You can do some good this way: Help a Neighbor- There is no fancy or cute way for me to describe this... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By John McAlpine    News

Nothing beats the joy of giving

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller You can bring some cheer this way: Help Someone by... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By John McAlpine    News

Make yourself happy; make yourself useful

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph... — Updated 11/20/2019

 
 By John McAlpine    General

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” – Erma Bo... — Updated 7/19/2019 Full story

 
 By John McAlpine    Features

You can make a difference just giving your time

As we work our way through the spectacular (usually) summers we get here in the Northwest, it’s good to remember that people all around us struggle with things we might take for... — Updated 7/25/2018

 
 By John McAlpine    Features

Timeshare: Washingtonians are big on volunteering

These are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities that exist in Snohomish County. No matter where you live we can find something for you. Questions? Call me at 425-374-6374.... — Updated 11/16/2017

 

You can make a difference

These are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities that exist in Snohomish County. No matter where you live, we can find something for you. Questions? Call me at 425-374-6374. What are the benefits to volunteering? According... — Updated 9/15/2017

 
 By John McAlpine    Features

Volunteering: Develop a healthy lifestyle while helping others

These are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities that exist in Snohomish County. No matter where you live, we can find something for you. Questions? Call me at... — Updated 8/17/2017

 
 By John McAlpine    Features

Volunteering – It’ll cure what ails ya!

In this initial column I thought I’d write a little bit about why I’m qualified to write this column. Kind of a “getting to know you” article. I have been recruiting and pla... — Updated 6/21/2017 Full story

 

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