Boissevain-Morton Mayor Judy Swanson thinks the municipality has a pretty good group of volunteers but she’d like to see even more people get involved with groups and programs.
Swanson says it’s important that young people do their part.
“I’ve been doing some research on progressive communities and one of the things that keep reoccurring is about the volunteers in your community and what a difference they make.”
The mayor says Boissevain-Morton’s volunteer base is really strong and it’s amazing to see everything that is being done by the volunteers. “Sometimes people just take for granted that someone else will get the job done. When we get our youth involved in volunteering whether it's through the school or somewhere else and they see a parent volunteering it becomes a part of what they do, it’s almost a lifestyle choice.”
When it comes to volunteering the term burnout quite often is heard and Judy Swanson agrees it can happen to best of communities.
“In some cases, there are seniors who have volunteered for decades and in some cases, they could be saying it’s time for someone else to take over. I appreciate what they’ve done and I do believe people are stepping up and taking over.”