volunteer

Community Portrait: Auburn’s Michael Otten a chronicler of history

“When I do my tax return where it says occupation, I write volunteer,” said Auburn’s Michael Otten. Otten jokes but it’s not far from the truth. Otten is president of the P ...

Personalize that help people plea

Once again, Allen Cassidy has advocated that we spend other people’s money and time on what he deems a prime consideration (“Use funds to focus on people,” Reader Input, Jan. ...

Volunteers on ego trip

On Nov. 18, Bob Roth used the Auburn Journal to brag about his volunteer work. If an ego trip is what you’re looking for, then good luck to you. Here’s my definition of a volun ...

Community Portrait: Hospice volunteer fulfilled by this ‘honor and privilege’

Fifteen years ago Theresa Fultz retired from a career in mortgage banking. Fultz is an outdoorsy person and for a while in retirement she busied herself with hiking, skiing, snowsh ...

Define meaning of volunteer

I was driving past Weimar Fire Station when I saw a sign out front requesting “Volunteer Firemen Wanted.” Does this mean they have to work for free? I wonder how many fire chi ...

Don’t take from needy

To volunteer is to give of one’s own free will. I would ask the food give away programs of Placer County to remember that the next time the volunteers show up to hand food out to ...

Event keeping local waters clean

On Saturday morning local residents can help get trash out of waterways and surrounding areas. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is hosting its second annual Great Sierra River Cleanu ...

Engineer driven to help homeless

Editor's note: This is the eleventh in a series of 12 stories on volunteers in our community. The stories will be published as a countdown to the holiday, in honor of the 12 days ...

Boys & Girls Club makes better students, community members

Stuart Dodge is a volunteer at the Auburn Boys & Girls Club working as an after-school tutor for homework. If you’re interested in getting involved at the club, call (530) 889-2 ...

Needy families get tasty boost from Christmas Basket program

the Gift of giving Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of 12 stories on volunteers in our community. The stories will be published as a countdown to the holiday, in hono ...