About Volunteering

Well hello there friends and a late “good morning.”

I slept in.  Obviously!  My law exam was last night from 7-10pm and the biggest feat was staying awake until then.  It went pretty well.  As Brad reminded me last night, I have high standards.  So I wasn’t completely happy with all of my answers but I think I did well enough.  I have the highest mark in the class right now so I’m not worried about my final mark.  Even if I got a B on the exam I can still get an A in the class.

I didn’t mention it, but I also had a paper due yesterday that I handed in Sunday night.  What’s left for this semester?  I have an accounting exam on Monday night and a management exam next Thursday.

Today I wanted to share that I’m volunteering with a wonderful organization these days.  I’ve been working for them since February but things are really getting busy now.

Cultivate Toronto is a non-profit organization with the goal of turning urban backyards into a sustainable source of fresh, organic food.

I’m working at their Online Engagement Coordinator which means I’m helping with a whole bunch of different online marketing initiatives.  AND I’ll definitely be getting in the gardens soon to help there too.

I’ve always been so busy with work that I never really took the time to do any volunteer or charity work.  A lot of the time the companies I was working for would engage in fundraisers or events for charity that I would help with or go to but that was the most of it.  Now I’m happy to be able to spend time on initiatives that mean something to me like fundraising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and volunteering with Cultivate Toronto.

Cultivate Toronto is always looking for volunteers to help in the garden.  If you’re interested email: madeline AT cultivatetoronto.com

AND I’m looking for volunteer writers to contribute to the Cultivate Toronto weekly newsletter (either as a one time contribution or on-going).  We need gardening tips, recipes, urban agriculture news, etc.  If you’re interested email: marketing AT cultivatetoronto.com

What organizations do you volunteer with?  What kind of causes are important to you?

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6 Responses to About Volunteering

  1. Miz says:

    there is ABSOLUTELY nothing like the feeling of doing unto others and the helpers high huh?
    It has been really long since Ive volunteered with one organization but we work with a group here who visits numerous places with groups of children to give them the experience of volunteering.
    I dont care what my child IS or DOES when she grows up—-as long as she “gets” SERVICE IS THE RENT WE PAY FOR LIVING!

  2. Volunteering is so great, and it’s something I definitely want to to at some point. I’ve always wanted to help out at the SPCA, especially after rescuing Lexie.

  3. Bronwyn says:

    I haven’t really done any volunteering in a long time. I really should get back into it, and I have to say that cultivate TO would be the sort of thing I’d volunteer for. I just need to find the time…

  4. Cheryl says:

    I spend one day a week at a no-kill cat shelter cleaning and petting/brushing kitties. They are soooo appreciative-so much more-so than people (my students!)

    • Morgan @ Life After Bagels says:

      that sounds like a delightful volunteer gig … actually I have a friend who would love doing that, I should put that idea in her head!

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