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Giving Back and Paying It Forward

May 04, 2023 1:06 PM | Bill Magargal (Administrator)

Photo of two women packing bags of food at a food pantryBy Deirdre Marlowe 

Servas members are people who believe that a shared world should be a civil and understanding world. In our experience this also means that many Servas members volunteer in the community. In addition to one-time service, some volunteers have regular gigs. We’d like you to share them with the community – perhaps the gift you make of your time and talent may inspire others to do the same.  

Many of our members do peace and justice related activities. They may also do other community building work, for example,PaigeLaCombe, former Servas Peace Secretary, is a docent at the Los Angeles Zoo (specializing in birds). Richard Weaver, Board Chair, volunteers at the San Diego Zoo, the Old Globe Theatre, and the San Diego Symphony. Open Doors editor, Deirdre Marlowe, has served on the Food Waste & Recovery working group of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council – did you know that nearly 25% of Los Angeles residents are food insecure and that California is responsible for 11% of the nation’s agricultural production? She also serves on the board of an arts nonprofit bringing musical theatre show writing to underserved schools.  

We want to find out what you do. Please submit your on piece on the news submissions webpage, or email it to Pictures would be awesome! 

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