Do you want to give something back to your local community? Maybe you’ve got a few hours spare each week and want to put them to some good use? If so, you should think about volunteering. There are lots of good causes and charitable organizations that are always on the lookout for volunteers who can help with their day to day work.
Ready to volunteer at a local cause? Here are five of the best ones you might want to think about.
An Animal Shelter
Animal shelters look after lost pets and injured wildlife and always need people on site to ensure that all of their animals get the best care. When you are volunteering, you will have to help keep the animal’s living and sleeping spaces clean and tidy. You might also have to take all the dogs out for their daily walks.
A Care Home
There are lots of care homes up and down the country, like mcknightplace.com, that welcome in volunteers. As a volunteer, there are lots of ways you can help out. If you have cooking experience, you might be asked to help prepare meals for the residents. Some care homes simply want volunteers to go in to talk to the residents so that they can have a friendly chat every day and have people who can become friends.
If you live near a national park, you might want to see if they have any volunteering options. Most of the time, they simply want willing volunteers to help keep the park clean by picking up litter and helping to maintain fences and other important structures. Some national parks, such as Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, get volunteers to take tours around the park. Opportunities like these can often lead to permanent jobs.
Your Local Library
Lots of teenagers volunteer at libraries to increase their chances of getting into a good college. However, this isn’t just an opportunity for teenagers, as many libraries want many older volunteers to help organize events and assist any patrons. Don’t worry if you aren’t too interested in reading and literature, though. Libraries are interested in getting a range of volunteers on board to help them with non-literature things, such as sorting out their finances and designing advertising materials.
Whether you support the Democrats or gop.com, there will definitely be a local political campaign or event that you can put your support behind. If it weren’t for a whole team of volunteers behind them, there is no way some political candidates would ever get voted into power! You might want to join a local canvassing to get more people in your neighborhood out voting. If you become a valuable volunteer, you might find that this opens up routes into a political career for you.
It’s Sunday, so San Antonio Volunteer Leader Darren is holding a “Coffee and Canvass”! Every weekend, Darren & his team knock doors & recruit other Democrats to join #TeamBGTX. Join us, no matter where in Texas you live: https://t.co/5TCDjiFZFopic.twitter.com/aadvehJjjy
— Battleground Texas (@BGTX) November 12, 2017
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThese are just five of the best volunteering options out there – there are a lot more to choose from if you do your research. How do you think you will volunteer your time?