Time to Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to help your community.  There are many organizations that will help direct you want to participate in cleaning up our planet!  Rhode island has an entire center dedicated to volunteering.  Cleaning up a park, planting a tree, volunteering at a local food bank, or even donating your time for a fundraiser are all wonderful way’s to help your community.  It is very easy to pull out your check book and donate  to an organization but what could be more beneficial to yourself would be to spend a Saturday with people who can use your help. 

Becoming a successful volunteer is very easy and it’s important to volunteer in something that you are passionate about.  There are many causes to get involved in such as recycling, animals, energy and many more environmental issues.  Cleaning up a beach or joining a tree planting organization is always a great start.  Keep in mind some places offer perks to being a volunteer, like Disney, who offers a free pass to a Disney Park just for taking a day and volunteering to a participating organization. 

Keeping in mind what you are good at as well as what you enjoy is also key.  If you are computer savvy, volunteering these expertises to a less fortunate organization like the boys and girl club would be great.  Underprivileged children who may not have computers at home or anyone to teach them could truly benefit form your expertise. 

Volunteering as a group can be motivating as well as beneficial to the environment or people in your chosen organization.  Family Volunteer Day is a great day to start and kick off a wonderful way to teach valuable lessons to family members and make healthy volunteering habits for small children! 

Posted by, Kate Kiselka, follow me on Twitter