These were young, vital people from their 20s to 40s.
You may have to stretch your normal behavior — that is, you may have to reach out, assert yourself, be creative, act strategically and think outside the box.
By contrast, preparing food in a community kitchen or playing piano at a senior center — both of which I've done with friends — opens broad opportunities to meet other volunteers.
Same goes for fundraising, wrapping holiday presents and teaching new skills. On planes, trains and automobiles — or waiting for them.
Talking with her was so natural that Bob felt like his ship had come in.
Actually, it was his train, but he had the presence of mind to get her number.