What do you love to do?  Why not share your passion and skills with your community by volunteering with organizations that support the things you value?  It’s a great way to meet new people and you feel more connected to a larger community.  Bonus:  It feels good too!


Wiser.org Volunteer

Sheila is a member volunteer for Wiser.org, a social network for sustainability.  Wiser.org’s mission is to help the global movement of people and organizations working toward social justice, indigenous rights, and environmental stewardship to connect, collaborate, share knowledge, and build alliances.


Centro de Desarrollo Jocotopec, A.C.

In honor of International Women’s Day 2013  Sheila redesigned and updated a website for a women’s health clinic in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.  Once she heard that the vital programs funding was ending she started a personal fundraising campaign to try to keep the doors of the clinic open for another year.


CompostHousehold Waste Study

In February, 2010, we volunteered to weigh our trash, recycled items, and compost for a month, for a local study on household waste in relation to composting.  To find out more about waste in America, review the results of the study, and how we incorporate daily RRR (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) methods into our lives, read our three part series on the subject : Talking Trash.


Photo : Shirley ChevalierCauseway Bike Ferry

Kai is a volunteer support person for the Local Motion’s Causeway Bike Ferry.  The Causeway Bike Ferry, operating since 2000, provides ferry transportation for cyclists and their bicycles to “bridge the gap” on the bike path from Colchester to South Hero, VT.  Read More…