We volunteer for the reason of being able to help the community at our advanced age, but sometimes this leads us to think that we are as strong as we were back in the day. But as the old Lord Tennyson poem says:
“We are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
We may no longer be as strong as we were back in the day, but we continue and live every day as if we were. But we must know when to leave it to the new generations professionals when the task calls for it. For example, my volunteer group and I were helping out with repairing a community center when we discovered that a section needed pesticide treatment if we opted to do the job ourselves, the quality of work would not match that of the work of a Pest Control Company Corvallis. In the long run, our work would have been for nothing, and the place would have needed to be treated and repaired again, or worst condemned. Luckily we did the opposite of that and called a professional to do the job.