Adventures in Volunteering- PAWS

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I’m almost half way through my adventures in volunteering. It came as no surprise that my experiences have been both rewarding and fun. What did surprise me was the difficulty I encountered getting scheduled at a volunteer venue. I knew I would have to work hard at making time to give my time. But I learned there is a lot of competition out here. Western Carolina University and Southeastern Community College reside in Jackson County and both either strongly encourage or require their students to participate in the community. I had to up my game to earn my slot to help out. I say that with a light heart because it’s a great “problem” to have. I’ve been inspired by selfless souls of all ages. Maybe the greatest thing I’ve learned in my five months is how many giving hearts live in this community.

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