03 – Aug Jhulan Yatra Begins
07 – Aug Appearance day of Lord Balarama
13 – Aug Janmashtami Festival at Bhakti Vedanta Manor
15 – Aug Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Appearance day of Lord Sri Krishna
16 – Aug Appearance day of Srila Prabhupada
I started volunteering 20 years ago by helping during the school summer holidays which conveniently encompass the Janmashtami festival period. My main service was in the which I came back to every year. Then one day, a devotee said the kitchen is also open every Sunday to cook prasadam for the evening guests. Such a simple statement compelled me to maintain this service every Sunday for several years!
I love volunteering – I started helping during summer holidays. The devotees really looked after me by collecting me from home and taking me back. I had a little IT experience and volunteered to help with the Janmashtami magazine. However intense the service was or however pushed for deadlines, I never felt put out, but always enjoyed the service and remained grateful to be in the wonderful association of devotees.
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