Our View

Nov 302003
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff


Shandra Jordan, editor in chief

Colleen Buhrer, managing editor

Liz King, asst. design managing editor

J.J. Babb, design managing editor

Christopher J. Ortiz, opinion editor

The holiday season is always the time of giving. People consider

the holidays as the time of the year to volunteer. We encourage

people to volunteer as much as possible, but not just during the


Soup kitchens are always popular places to volunteer during the

holidays but they need volunteers all year. We know from personal

experience that while classes are in session, there seems to be no

free time and that breaks from school seem the only times possible

to give those hours of volunteering. But by contacting local

volunteer centers, even the busiest students can find out how to

give their time. The Office for Service-Learning and Volunteer

Programs can help students find volunteer opportunities and find a

number of causes to support.

Fort Collin’s Open Door Mission usually has so many people

wanting to volunteer during the holiday season that it has to turn

people away, but then finds much fewer people willing to volunteer

during post-holiday season in January and February.

So volunteer during the holiday season as much as you can, but

remember that giving feeling year round.

Colleen volunteers for the Larimer Humane Society.

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