ASSOCIATES (2022, March, v. 28, no. 3)


Do you do volunteer work, create, teach, or do something artistic or creative?

Yes, I create social media posts on Canva for a couple different volunteer board positions (community league & PTA); sing/dance (lead worship) for the preschool Sunday school classes once a month; and create online content (posts/reels) for my network marketing/direct sales tea business on the side (Sipology).

Karina Dunn

I crochet, occasionally write poetry, and coordinate my library’s regular contributions to the campus food pantry.

Jennifer James

I volunteer as Recording Secretary for my union local and help with lighting installation at a theatre.

I wish I had time & energy to be creative like in my school years!

Heather Duff

I volunteer with several organisations and am a little bit crafty/creative.

I’ve been a volunteer Ranger the Peak District National Park (UK), since 2001.

Since taking voluntary redundancy in 2016 I now volunteer to help out at my local primary school (4-11yrs.) with reading and understanding skills.

Finally, since last year, with a local Development Trust, assisting with their fortnightly Dementia Group activity meetings.

I belong to a knit and natter group and a craft group where we make something different every week. I particularly enjoyed the glass painting session we did recently.

I taught myself to crochet during lockdown, knitted two blankets and a three shawls, and knitted several scarves and mittens for a local homeless charity.

I also made lots of scrubs bags for local nursing and care staff, dusting off my sewing machine for that specific purpose.

Marilyn Morton