Volunteering in Wilton has always been a large part of my life as it is for many other residents in this town who wish to improve our community. Whether it has been the Wilton Garden Club’s conservation and beautification efforts around town, the Wilton Kiwanis Club’s food drives throughout the year, or smaller, individual projects, Wilton has always been devoted to community service. In addition to helping local organizations and service projects, volunteering has brought many residents together as friends. During the recent pandemic, however, many of the services that we normally perform around town cannot be done and the people we have worked alongside have been separated from us. While the health and safety of our town is the clear priority, during this period we should strive to help in whatever way we can and to not forget our shared belief in the importance of service.
For the past 17 years of my life, I have always known that my town has many people who want to work with and help their neighbors. I have taken this belief to heart in my life, having volunteered through Boy Scouts for the past seven years. The organizations I have helped range from the American Legion Post 86 to Wilton Library, the tasks being anything from spreading wood chips to carrying books or guarding a flower sale.