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Are volunteers a dying breed?

Two of Aylmer’s biggest events, Outaouais en fête and the Auto Show, launched their presentations this year with appeals for volunteers.

Every group and event can use more help, and volunteers are a welcome sight anywhere, but it appears that we are running out of this rare breed. Over the past year, innumerable clubs have called for volunteers and have warned that many of the valuable events they organize may not survive much longer.

These warnings are not empty. As our population ages, volunteers are aging and are retiring. As those who volunteer have noticed, it is often the same people who step up to the plate, time and time again.

Read the original article at: tomifobia

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