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4 WAYS TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY THIS FALL

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Brunswick residents are committed to giving back and improving the community. If you’re looking for a way to lend a hand, here are some great opportunities and local organizations to look into.

Glynn Environmental Coalition

This coalition was founded in 1990 by citizens who wanted to understand why the region was so beset by pollution, and how that pollution could be cleaned up and prevented in the future. Join the coalition and participate in their regular events that aim to promote the safety and well-being of all residents. Upcoming outings include a cultural history tour of the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation and two water quality workshops where volunteers can become certified as “citizen scientists.”

CASA Glynn

Here in Brunswick, just like in other places around the country, the social welfare system is incredibly overburdened, leaving many children who are in need of a home to fall through the cracks – a fate which leads many of them into abuse and/or trouble with the law. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are ordinary citizens who are trained volunteers appointed with just one case with the goal of working with that child until they have a permanent home. This is an incredible way to make a difference.

The Center for a Sustainable Coast

Like Glynn Environmental Coalition, this organization was founded in the ʼ90s in order to protect Georgia’s precious coastal ecosystem. Their efforts aim to bolster the natural, historic, and economic health of the region. By simply purchasing a membership, you can contribute to these efforts, while also taking advantage of their educational and community events throughout the year.

Hearth Hospice

The journey of the end of life is a sacred one and supporting those going through it is an experience you will never forget. Through Hearth Hospice, you can volunteer your time in two important ways. If you want a hands-on experience, you can become a Patient Care Volunteer, which will give you the opportunity to work directly with patients. Tasks might include reading to the patient, talking with them, or running errands for them. Or if you prefer to be on the administrative end, you can provide indirect support by planning events, doing yard work for patients, etc.

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