Volunteer of the week: Doris LarkinDoris Larkin and her husband, Bob, moved to Two Harbors in 1995 and worked for a number of years before retiring.
By: Jan O’Donnell for the Lake County News-Chronicle, Lake County News Chronicle
Doris Larkin and her husband, Bob, moved to Two Harbors in 1995 and worked for a number of years before retiring. Although she has always volunteered, she has gotten into it after retiring in a big way as a way to “give back”. She is very active with Socially Active Seniors, working at their events, as well as chairing the advisory board. She volunteers with Community Partners in a number of different capacities. She is co-leader of the caregiver support group, delivers meals on wheels, and is a senior companion. Doris is also active with the North Shore Rotary Club.
“Volunteering provides many opportunities. It is a way to meet people, to give back to and to be involved in your community. It is a way to use the God-given talents that everyone has…no matter what you do, there is a volunteer position that can use your skills,” Larkin said.
For more information about volunteering, contact Jan O’Donnell, RSVP and the Northland Volunteer Center at 834-2280 ext. 108 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrowhead RSVP is part of Senior Corps and sponsored by AEOA. Funding is provided by the Corporation for National & Community Service, Minnesota Board on Aging and St. Louis and Lake Counties.