June 19, 2014
We at Fast Horse like to keep busy. Whether it’s work, play, family time or hobbies, we’re a group of busy bees.
And one of the things we’re encouraged to do is to give back to our communities by utilizing our time and talents. Almost all of us at Fast Horse volunteer in some way. My colleagues volunteer with Stillwater Public Library, the Minnesota Daily, Bolder Options, Minnesota Land Trust, Cornerstone, American Cancer Society, Franconia Sculpture Park and the University of Minnesota Foundation, to name a few.
As for me, my first meeting as a member of the Board of Directors for The Arc Greater Twin Cities is this evening. I’ve been volunteering with the organization in varying capacities for more than five years now, and I’m incredibly honored and excited to have the opportunity to take my commitment to the next level.
After announcing my position on The Arc’s board on my Facebook profile, I had dozens of people congratulating me on the honor and wishing me luck in my new endeavor. I also heard from many people wondering how I got started, and lamenting about how they would love to do something like this, but don’t know how.
I was first introduced to The Arc by a college professor of mine who used to serve on its board, but that’s definitely not the only way to make a connection and get started.
Whether you’re looking for an ongoing commitment or just a one-off volunteer opportunity, below are a few places to start. Let me thank you in advance for giving back. Your community appreciates you!