I love to go to buffet restaurants! It gives me the chance to taste new things without the commitment of an order-off-the-menu meal. If I don't like it, I can go back and get something else.
Getting involved with KALB is like a volunteer opportunity buffet. There are so many ways to get involved without the scary commitment. Check us out by offering just a few hours of your time on a project you might enjoy. If you don't like it, there are lots of other choices. If you do like it, you can decide if you want to walk in ankle deep water or jump in!
"I just want to volunteer for a few hours."
KALB is always looking for volunteers to help at events such as our upcoming seedling giveaway, March Elk River Cleanup, April Earth Day Celebration, and October Clean and Green Fiddlers Convention. Our Duck and Run 5K and Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby fundraisers could not happen without lots of short-term volunteers. We also welcome groups and individuals to do a one-time roadside cleanup using our supplies or to organize a one-time recycling event.
"Can I help plan one event, and then end my commitment?"
It is very helpful to have volunteers who are not already involved with KALB join our planning committees. We love fresh ideas and a new perspective. There are many planning committees to work with including those for our Earth Day Celebration, Duck and Run 5K Race, and Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby. We also have a Brainstorming Committee that will meet and toss out ideas on how to improve fundraisers we've already established.
"I'm a follower, not a leader. Is there a place for me?"
Absolutely! We have a list of people who love to volunteer at our events, but don't want to be "in charge" of anything. KALB has activities and programs going on year around and volunteers make them happen.
"When I decide I like a cause, I'm not afraid to get involved for the long haul."
If this is you, KALB is always looking for groups and individuals to join our Adopt-A-Spot program. We also welcome volunteers to join our KALB Commission, Recycling Board, or our Beautification Board. Board members meet monthly to discuss organization business and make decisions regarding board activities. Outside of these board meetings, commission and board members are expected to be involved in other organization activities as they are able.
KALB, and ultimately this community, has benefited from thousands of hours of volunteer time provided by hundreds of people just like you. If you'd like to step up to the volunteer opportunity buffet table, we'd love to talk with you about available volunteer options!
By: Lynne Hart KALB