Dames Gone Wild In Burlington, Vt. : Participation Nation A group of women in their 50s and 60s left the jobs they say no longer fulfilled them. Now they're traveling the U.S. doing volunteer work.
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Dames Gone Wild In Burlington, Vt.

The women of Dames Gone Wild: Carol Hasbrouck, Sharon Saraga and Joyce Claflin. Courtesy of DGW hide caption

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The women of Dames Gone Wild: Carol Hasbrouck, Sharon Saraga and Joyce Claflin.

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As Dames Gone Wild, we are traveling the U.S. doing volunteer work after leaving jobs that no longer fulfilled us. In our 50s and 60s, we had the courage to leave our home, St. Petersburg, Fla., in June and we are on our fifteenth stop — Burlington, Vt. — of 33 cities during our Summer Service Adventure.

We've helped homeless people, senior citizens, adults with serious brain injuries, Habitat for Humanity, quilters for chemo patients, a holistic Hispanic center, the Heidelberg Project, Puppets in Education and more.

The response we've received has been overwhelming and our lives will never be the same.