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Great Volunteer Stories

November 21, 2018

Johnny Rose has always loved nature. After moving to Nashville, he discovered the 3,100+ acres of the Warner Parks and spent many wonderful hours there walking with his dog or with friends. When he retired, he...

October 31, 2018

Volunteer Coordinator for the 3,200 acre Warner Parks, Paul Fowler points out that other natural areas—both in metro Nashville and in Tennessee's state park system, and also across the country—need volunte...

October 3, 2018

Like many people whose professional life keeps them behind a desk, Pat Dishman longed to be outside. Unlike many people in that circumstance, Pat did something! Ten years before she retired, she began voluntee...

July 25, 2018

Helicopters, sirens, traffic, deadlines, quotas, to-do lists, demanding devices—noise, noise, noise, pressure, pressure, pressure—the hallmarks of everyday life! Where is the escape, the safe space away from i...

June 13, 2018

After 38 years as a social worker, Bruce Kerber wanted something different in retirement. He found his niche by looking to his past, which directed him to his future—right back to his Uncle Tony's farm, wh...

April 11, 2018

If you think volunteering for an arboretum or botanical garden is just for people who like to “play in the dirt,” be sure to listen to this podcast for some surprises. No matter your skills, interests, or expe...

February 28, 2018

Do you have an interest in plants, gardening, bees, butterflies, children, sharing your knowledge, working with like-minded people, having a meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunity? Check any of the abo...

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