19/02/2011 by Sarah Ritchie
Often (OK, very often) I write about getting out there and DOING something to help others. However, the mere thought of starting can prove daunting. What? And, where?
A useful place to start is to ask Mr Google. Just by typing in “volunteer work”+”[your town]” you should see numerous options appear.
Even within organisations there are often a variety of things you could do. For instance, World Vision has a great section on their website covering ideas on how you can help [click here].
It’s really quite easy. I would say that most not-for-profits would be extremely grateful for volunteers. Just pick something you care about (e.g. animals, children, the elderly, the environment, the impoverished), figure out the time or resources you could give and start making phone calls!
New challenges, rewards, opportunities and friends (not to mention the truckload of warm fuzzies) could be a simple phone call away!