What types of volunteering can you do within your community? Becoming a volunteer within your local area can be very beneficial to you and it is always beneficial to your community. I am going to share with you some ways that you can begin volunteering within your own community.
Schools in your community sometimes need volunteers; most generally, the schools want their volunteers to be parents of the children who attend. There are many areas within the school to help such as on field trips, classroom parties, spending sometime working in the special needs classroom, as well as reading to the little ones in the library.
Your local Library is always in need in your community for volunteers to pitch in to do the much-needed work within the building. Plenty of opportunities are available such as unpacking new books, and carding them. Putting books back on the shelves or even dusting as needed. The most enjoyable opportunity of course is reading to the small children, but some sight challenged adults might need help with books that are not available in Braille or in large print.
In every small town and big city within this nation, there are soup kitchens in your community that always are in need of volunteers. Those people who choose to give their time can perform menial tasks such as chopping veggies or dishing up soup. If you have cooking talents offer to do some cooking or baking both of which are needed. You can also offer to pick up to take care of supplies.
Call your area agency on aging and ask if there are any volunteering opportunities there in the community. This group of people has many programs such as serving meals to those that come to the center for companionship or driving meals to those who cannot leave their homes. You could offer to sit and play cards or play a board game with senior citizens.
Call the food pantry in your community and begin as a volunteer within the program. You can pick up donations; sort them in the kitchen or stock boxes for needy families within your area.
Your local community affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, which builds homes for lower income families, always is in need of volunteers for a wide array of events. I am a proud Habitat partner family and I have worked with Habitat volunteers. If one chooses to give their time to this organization, you can help some deserving family get a hand up in life and not a hand out. People can help build a house, pick up supplies, answer phones, and help address mailers, or help with fundraisers.
I am forever indebted to those community volunteers who helped build my home and raise the funds for the supplies. Each month as I make my house payment, I know a portion of it goes back into a fund to build more houses for those in my community and around the world. Truthfully ever time you read one of my articles you are helping to raise funds for Habitat for humanity as I am paid for page views, and that money goes to pay my house payment.
As you can see here is six quick ways you can begin volunteering within your community and make it a better place. Being a volunteer is always, a good way to help others, and it makes you feel good inside knowing that you brought a smile to someone’s face today.