Volunteerism

Take a close look around. Much of what we take for granted in our everyday life is shaped, guided, if not outright provided, by volunteers. Whether it is the organization of activities for our youth, assisting teachers, driving the grass root layer of politics, pushing social change, supporting the less fortunate, bringing us our music festivals and other cultural events, preserving our history, we all rely on volunteers in some way. Volunteerism can take on many roles, from leading the charge in a very public manner to quietly helping someone out once and a while. Take that look around, and think about where your talents, your muscle, or your time can help lessen the load on others, or maybe drive a little change.

In the past David has volunteered in or as:

  • Youth soccer (coach, league convenor, registrar, registration software development, field convenor, referee convenor)
  • Schools (chess club, school trips, bingo nights)
  • Astronomy public outreach (presentations to school classes and organizations, public star nights)
  • Royal Astronomical Society of Canada roles (local Treasurer, Vice President, National Rep, Outreach Coordinator, National Treasurer, National education committee member, National RASC Nominating Committee member.
  • Vice chair and registration software developer for the 2001 RASC General Assembly in London

Currently David's volunteer work includes:

  • Co-chairing the 2016 RASC General Assembly in London
  • Development and technical support of a church web site (http://stannesbyron.ca).
  • In-class astronomy presentations for schools, day-cares, and the like.

Contact: davidlclark [at] rogers.com

The majority of David's all-to-little volunteer time is consumed by the RASC, a darned fine organization with a commitment to bringing astronomy to the people.

 RASC National Site

RASC London Centre

Another fine organization of which David is a member, but which he has somewhat ashamedly not donated time since his youth soccer days:

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The Optimist Club of Byron