Tag: Get Involved – Volunteer

  • Botanical Garden of the Piedmont

    Botanical Garden of the Piedmont

    I am so pleased to be volunteering again for the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont in Charlottesville’s McIntire Park! What a beautiful place to visit now and a wonderful legacy for future generations! In 2008 when I learned about the dream for a garden for all in the heart of Charlottesville, I knew that I […]

  • Why I Volunteer with FISH

    Why I Volunteer with FISH

    My favorite Volunteer AND Lifelong-Learning activity in Charlottesville is my work as a FISH Mentor/Tutor with ESL (English as a Second Language) students at a nearby elementary school. I am learning so much about other languages, countries, cultures, and customs.  Of course I am helping these students learn how to read, write, and converse in English, […]

  • Volunteering Is Good for Your Heart — UVa Health – Live Red

    Volunteering Is Good for Your Heart — UVa Health – Live Red

    Healthy, Engaged & Learning – all in one package! A report by the Corporation for National & Community Service reveals a link between volunteering and good health. Specifically, doing for others relieves stress, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, enhances the immune system and may even prolong your life. Continue reading … http://www.clubreduva.com/community/volunteering-is-good-for-your-heart I get […]

  • Soup for Seniors – through January 18 – please help!

    Soup for Seniors – through January 18 – please help!
  • Have some time to help this fall? JABA Volunteer Opportunities for October

    Have some time to help this fall? JABA Volunteer Opportunities for October

    My favorite is FISH, but there are lots of other ways to help: Sew for Seniors Enjoy sewing? Looking for a new project? Seamstresses are sought to sew adult sized bibs for residents at Mountainside Senior Living. Events Team Interested in event planning? Being part of a team? Recognizing others? Do you have the ability to […]

  • Classroom Blogging Prepares Kids for the 21st Century

    Jordan: First let me say that I really enjoyed reading your book, especially the emphasis you put on writing. You argue: “The central virtue of a liberal education is that it teaches you how to write, and writing makes you think.” I appreciated that you didn’t just emphasize the importance of writing as a technical skill, […]