"Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless."
Volunteers are the most important resource community organizations have. The ability of people to work willingly together for the betterment of their community and themselves is a valuable resource.
The image of the volunteer has changed over time. Gone is the stereotype of the middle-aged housewife with time on her hands. Now volunteers come from all walks of life: they may be a teenager learning to manage responsibility by leading a student advisory group, an business owner sharing management skills with a community group or a retiree enjoying new friendships as a volunteer planting flowers throughout the community.
Ideally, volunteers find the donation of their time and energy a meaningful experience for themselves as well as for the organization. A true win/win situation. Often in smaller communities, a group or organization is very dependent on volunteers to enable to program to exist. We are lucky in Wadena as we have many passionate people donating their time and efforts. To get involved in any of these groups or organizations, please feel free to contact the individual leaders of each group/organization or the town office for more information. It is always nice to see new faces, make new friendships and welcome fresh perspectives in a group or organization!
To learn more about the local groups and organizations, please refer to the green side column bar located to your left. Please note that not all are listed yet, if you would like to see yours added, please contact the Director of Community & Economic Development at 306-338-2145.
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.
Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.