Find out how you can “Make a Difference”!

Listen to audio by Laura Johnson:

Are you recently unemployed and can’t find a job?

Are you retired and have a need to interact with people?

Or are you employed want to make a difference in the community?

Why not volunteer for one of many non-profit organizations who provide vital services to our community?

You may have never thought about volunteering because you’re too busy.

There are many reasons why people volunteer. Here are some examples:

People volunteer to maintain their skills sets, add to their resumes, social network, give them something to do, feel a sense of accomplishment, to help people, and meet influential people,

Did you know there are different categories of volunteering?

There are “one-time” volunteers, such as those helping set up for a community event; “As needed” volunteers to fill in a couple of hours a month or quarter to answer phones or stuff envelopes; or “Committed” volunteers who delegate x amount of hours a week or month on special projects and events.

Find out how you can make a difference!

Think twice about volunteering may benefit your life and those who need your help, who knows, the opportunity may be a direct match with your needs.

Tell us what you think by commenting below or sending us an email. Visit New Bern Now’s Facebook page to keep up with the latest happenings!

Wendy Card

About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

2 thoughts on “Find out how you can “Make a Difference”!

  1. Oh Wendy I think this is a GREAT idea to add volunteer opportunities to New Bern Now. I know there has to be more ways for me to become involved in the community but I never hear about them. Also, could you please post the names and phone numbers that Thea gave at the end of the Christmas in July for Janet and Amanda. I am not sure I got them correctly and I listened twice. Thank you, as always, for all you do for this community!!

  2. Hello, Jackie! Thanks for your kind words. It was great seeing you at Thea’s Christmas in July. For people who want to volunteer for this year’s “Beary Merry Christmas”, they can contact Janet at 252-349-6198 or Amanda at 252-671-1196. For those who don’t know, this is the new Christmas theme for Downtown New Bern and replaces the “Dickens of a Christmas” theme. – Wendy Card

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