Consider volunteering

To the editor:

Last week I spent an hour volunteering at the Beacon of Hope. Each time I volunteer for some organization, I am reminded of the reward for doing something for someone else. There is a sense of satisfaction, even joy that wells up inside me. The inner reward is worth more than money or even people saying “thank you.”

I’m glad I work for Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The work gives me an opportunity to share the joy of volunteer service and spreading it around to others.

Do you want a piece of that joy but not certain where to begin volunteering?

There are a number of opportunities to volunteer in the Fort Dodge area. Simply give me a call at 573-3477 or email at

Mark Gustafson

Fort Dodge