Sometimes the best way to help isn’t to volunteer but rather to “shut up and listen.”
Volunteers may be well-meaning, but they're often supporting institutions that exploit children and poor families for profit.
Lighthouse lore and allure is hard to resist, which is why many baby boomers have a lighthouse tour or two on their beloved bucket lists. Few folks know, though, that you can not only tour lighthouses, but that can keep lighthouses, too.