A November to Remember.

Volunteering was instrumental to the founding of our country and has long been a part of the common thread knitting together communities across America, whether in the form of serving as a coach or a ref, working at a local church fair, lending a hand at a soup kitchen or helping out at dozens of other places that need a pair of hands and a willing spirit to make a difference where we live.

During the month of November, WDVR brings you voices throughout each day of some of the people who regularly roll up their sleeves and pitch in to make good things happen, whether at the neighborhood, community or regional level. 

Why November to celebrate volunteerism? 

The answer is related to the emergence of “Giving Tuesday”— the Tuesday that follows Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Giving Tuesday puts the emphasis on giving your time, a donation, gift or the power of your voice in your local community.  And it does so at the kick-off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. 

We hope you enjoy the stories about volunteerism and community service you’ll hear on WDVR during November.  Then, when Giving Tuesday rolls along, perhaps you’ll decide to support the groups that mean the most to you.  That support can be a financial contribution directly to the organization or it might be getting in touch with the group to find out how you can lend a hand.

So this November, as WDVR highlights volunteerism and community service, think about how you can contribute to making our corner of the world a better place.  And, enjoy exploring these examples of the good things going on right in your own backyard.

Organization Spotlight

Click below to learn more about each of the volunteer groups WDVR is recognizing this November.



Some thoughts Frank and Ginny, our founders, expressed in 2010 about volunteerism.

As WDVR continues to grow and evolve, we endeavor to remain true to principles and values of our founders.

The essence of life is to serve others and to do good.
— Aristotle