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Want to volunteer? There's a list for that

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Volunteers are needed in many areas both on base and in the surrounding community.

The Volunteer Program at the Airman & Family Readiness Center assists those who are interested find their niche.

There are many different reasons people want to spend their time in service of others without pay, said Sylvia Lucas, Community Readiness Specialist.

"Some come in and just want to get out of the house," Lucas said. Others are looking for skills to use to gain future employment.

Most of the people who come into the office know where they want to start helping. If not, Lucas will go over the list of places where volunteers can work.

There are many areas at Robins where people can use their time. From A&FRC and family services to the legal office or the library, people can find something to do that fits their needs.

The program, said Lucas, also offers childcare to those who need it in order to volunteer. For those wanting to volunteer off base, she there's a list of opportunities available.
Both military members and civilians can volunteer.

The reasons for getting involved can vary but the spirit of helping others is at the forefront.

"Some people just want to help out," Lucas said.