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POSTED: March 27, 2009 9:42 a.m.
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A pear tree blossoms near a cabin at the plantation

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April is National Volunteer Month. The LeConte-Woodmanston Foundation, like most nonprofit organizations, is able to exist because of good people who give of their time and talents for something they believe in and want to be a part of.
Mother Teresa once said, “Service is not a chore. Service is a privilege.” Truly, fulfillment can come from finding a cause one can be passionate about and then helping it become a reality. The trick is finding your particular cause.
If you were to make a list of people, living or dead, famous or not, whom you most admire, you would find that these people have the qualities you most value, qualities which you have yourself, although you may not have realized this before.
Then, if you were to take a self-inventory, listing your qualities and talents in this light, perhaps asking input from others, you may get a real picture of what you have to offer.
The opportunities for volunteerism in Liberty County are tremendous. Nonprofit organizations can be found listed at www.taxexemptworld.com/organizations/liberty-county-ga-georgia.asp.
An offer to volunteer is never turned down at LeConte-Woodmanston. The needs are so great here, especially with plans for “The Walk” memorial, garden and trail expansion projects, and general maintenance. Also, there is a need for tour guides, rangers, program aides and office help.
Woodmanston remains a wonderful resource, yet to be discovered by most in Liberty County and surrounding counties. There is a lot to get passionate about. On the first Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m.-noon, there is an opportunity to get your family involved in some outdoor activities and to learn more about us with our Super Saturday program.
For more information about LeConte-Woodmanston, our programs or opportunities for volunteerism, e-mail info@leconte-woodmanston.org, call 884-6500 or go to www.leconte-woodmanston.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The time is always right to do what is right.” Sometimes you need to actually start “doing” to know what feels “right” to you. When you are engaged in activities that utilize your talents, you will reap the rewards of the privilege of service.
 

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