Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one’s ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them. — Harriet Naylor
A Volunteer Tale with a Happy Ending
by Connie McKenzie
Alone in a kitchen at 9:30 p.m. one Friday night with about sixty pounds of cookie dough that needed to be rolled out, cut, baked, decorated, and delivered by 8:00 the next morning, I vowed I would never volunteer again.
The word strikes fear in the hearts of many who have been used, abused, and discarded by unfeeling organizations that care more about their agenda than the people who make it happen.
Pikes Peak Writers is different. When I began volunteering with PPW, I quickly found that I received much more than I gave. I spent time with other writers, and learned from their experience. While helping out at PPWC one year, I had a lovely conversation with one of my favorite authors. Every time I work with PPW, I come home energized and excited (and ready to write!)
PPW has many opportunities for volunteers, requiring many different skills. Even if you live far away, there are things you can do to help PPW thrive and grow. Wont you help us?
We promise not to make you bake a million cookies all alone.
Kinds of Volunteers Needed:
- Write Brains
Volunteer Form Coming Soon!
In the meantime, please address any questions or issues to PPWs Volunteer Coordinator.