I'm interested in hearing about what kind of volunteering other forum members have been or are involved with. I never volunteered much until about 3 1/2 years ago, when I became a Master Gardener. But rather than work in the county extension office like most Master Gardeners, I chose to prepare the monthly newsletter and to write articles for the local MG web site. I spent an average of 20 hours each month on those activities until last month, when I sort of resigned from the Master Gardeners. I may still volunteer at a few events now and then, just not the "every month this has to be done by a certain day" commitment.
I have some time on my hands and would like to find another volunteer activity (besides this forum!). But I don't know what opportunities are available or how to go about finding them. And there are "restrictions" on the type of volunteering I'd want to do. I'm not interested in working with kids, the elderly, or disabled people (I just don't have the patience, experience, skills, or desire), I don't want it to be affiliated with any type of church or political organization, and I don't want to travel more than 40 miles once or twice a week.
Anybody have any suggestions or want to share their own volunteering experiences (good or bad)?