Giving Back: 10 Ways to Volunteer

Giving Back: 10 Ways to Volunteer

Muhammad Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth”. A powerful statement that supports the idea of volunteerism and inspires so many to give their time for the great good of man.

People volunteer for many reasons. Some do it to make a difference in the communities they work and live in. Others are passionate about a specific cause or organization, and want to make an impact. Some people dive into volunteering activities to meet new people, develop new skills, and build a network around them. Some do it for the pure pleasure it brings them knowing they have helped a person or organization do some good. There are others that realize the value of volunteering and the high need.

Simply put, non-profits could not do what they do, without the hard work and dedication of the volunteers they have. Volunteers who generously give their time truly are the backbone of any charity organization.

Still, if you are looking to volunteer for a non-profit, the very idea on how to dive in can be overwhelming; there are so many organizations out there that need help.

Below are 10 ways you can give your time through volunteering.

10. At A Hospital

Hospitals are always in need of volunteers with roles that range from working with sick children, sitting and talking to patients, or sitting at the information booth. Sometimes volunteers assist with food preparation and service, or simply help by pushing wheelchairs around. The opportunities to volunteer at a hospital are endless.

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