Craig Boyers column Love and feel fulfilled in your work; be a volunteer (Opinions, May 31) recommending volunteering was well-done.
As a retiree, I have appreciated the incentive my volunteering as a docent at the McHenry Museum provides me to continue the reading and study which have been my life, as teacher and bookseller.
I have met many colleagues with historical interests and family stories. I encounter displays of artifacts from everyday life, local art and technology.
Boyers column was also a welcome reminder because at the McHenry Museum we too are always in need of docents to assist visitors, answer questions, and to give school tours.
Our century-old museum (formerly the city library) is one of the most beautiful local museums in the country.
The flexible hours are not onerous four hours a month plus five Docent Association meetings per year. Our website is at www.mchenrymuseum.org.
If youre like me, retirement can be a mixed blessing. I need to believe that my activities in some way still matter and are still useful for others.
Alexis de Toqueville noted in his classic 1835 book Democracy in America, a volunteer association is a powerful and enlightened member of the community. It is more true now than ever.
Larry Dorman, president, McHenry Museum Docent Association, Modesto