In the words of Greek philosopher Aristotle, “What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” Cody is a very community-centered town, and as such, residents love to give back. If you find yourself with that itch, you should know that there are multiple volunteer opportunities in the area. The Park County Animal Shelter thrives off volunteers and has no time requirements. You can walk dogs, play with cats, and assist with grounds keeping as well as many other options! Visit their website for more information. https://parkcountyanimalshelter.org/about-us/volunteer-opportunities/
If you prefer people instead of animals, you can visit any of these locations or websites for more information on the services you may be able to help provide! Many of them offer some sort of benefit to their volunteers, and all of them appreciate the extra help. Don’t forget, “The happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more,” (H. Jackson Brown Jr.).
Cody Reginal Health https://www.codyregionalhealth.org/careers/volunteer/
Cody Police Department https://www.cityofcody-wy.gov/200/Volunteer-Program
Park County Public Library http://parkcountylibrary.org/volunteer/
Buffalo Bill Center of the West https://centerofthewest.org/get-involved/volunteering/
Heart Mountain Free Clinic http://hmvmc.net/volunteer.html
Park County Crisis Intervention Services http://www.cis-park.org/News_FAQs.html