Volunteerism in America is on the decline. Over the past decade the rate of volunteerism has dropped from 28.8% in 2005 to 24.9% in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A similar survey by AARP in 2014 gave the same results. The AARP survey revealed that the decline is primarily due to a drop in participation in religious and service organizations, such as Lions Clubs. Historically, these organizations have carried out the bulk of good works in the community. Let’s think about changing this trend.
So, Lions Club members are volunteers. Every month, they try to make the community a better place but you don’t have to be a Lions Club member to help. This weekend, 22 October 2016, several Jekyll Island Lions will join a beach clean-up project organized by the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Rivers Alive and Satilla Riverkeeper. Hurricane Matthew caused a mess and assistance is needed to clean it up. You don’t have to be a Lion or a member of these other organizations to help. Just sign up at the link below! Project hours are 8:00-10:00 am.
Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094ba8ab2aa2fa7-jekyll1