Have you ever had a long term volunteer job in which you got to grow in authority, learn new skills, and have more fun than paid employment? If so, what was it? Many years ago I applied to be on the board of directors for a privately owned alternative health and education community center. Within months, I was taking office shifts that including doing the contracting and scheduling for people who had something to teach and wanted to rent a room. After about a year I was working there every day often by myself, sometimes opening the place, sometimes closing. In between there was a newsletter of activities to write, layout, get printed, and mail out. There was bookkeeping and banking to do. Because I produced all the publicity fliers for each renter, I got to learn a lot about a lot of things I'd never heard of before. It was a fabulous education in many ways. It was the best job I ever had -- if only I would have been paid for it! How about you?