One of the ways in which you can make your contribution to river catchment area protection efforts is by volunteering. To be sure, most of the organizations that are involved in river catchment area protection efforts seem to prefer cash contributions. But there are instances where you may realize that you simply don’t have enough money to contribute to this sort of cause. You may, for instance, be working as a porter or clerk at the United States Postal Service. Under these circumstances, when you check your paystubs at the USPS HR site (liteblue.USPS.gov), you realize that your cash is just too tight to allow you to contribute financially to river catchment area protection efforts. But, on the other hand, when you go to the liteblue extranet login page, sign in there and browse through the work schedules section, you realize that you have lots of free time. And so this is the time you opt to spend volunteering in protecting the local river catchment area.
In volunteering to protect a river catchment area, you will need to:
- Figure out the specific ways in which you can volunteer: so this is a question of looking at your abilities and interests, to see how exactly you can volunteer. It may be a scenario where you can volunteer by joining tree planting campaigns. Or it may be a scenario where you volunteer by working in river catchment area fencing projects. Or yet again, it could be a case where you offer to be one of the people patrolling the river catchment area, and protecting it from misuse… there are so many options.
- Identify the organization you can volunteer with: there are organizations that are set up to protect the river catchment areas. Your efforts at volunteering are likely to be more fruitful if you work within the auspices of one such organization (rather than trying to operate as a ‘lone ranger’).
- Create a volunteering schedule: so this is where, for instance, you try to work out how many hours you can afford to volunteer for per week, and when exactly you would be volunteering. Remember, even if you volunteer for just two hours per week, that would still be 104 hours in a year – which sounds quite impressive.