Sometimes helping others can make you feel like a millionaire.
This collection of organizations list only clubs or associations in the United States. There are many other international volunteer opportunities around the world. If you are interested in oversea chances, please check out the resources section at the end.
Many people volunteer for this wonderful cause of building homes for family in need. It is a rewarding experience to give back to your community, and to help out your neighbors. When you see a house finished, and the family’s teary emotion as they move in, you know your hard work and effort had been paid off.
The animal shelter in your area always needs an extra pair of hands. If you love animals, this is your opportunity to offer your time, and give your love to those adorable furry friends that are waiting for theirs faith.
There are many things to do in the hospital. You can simply visit a sick patient, and assist him/ her with their lunch, such as opening juice box, milk, cut up their foods, etc. You can also visit terminal ill children by bringing a drawing, play puppeteer, or read him/her a story.
Give only four hours a month to a young person can enhance yours, and his/her life. The activity is ranging from playing sports, to board games, to going on a walk, or eating pizza. After your background is checked, for the child’s safety reason, you will be matched with a little one to mentor.
We all have heard of the many wonderful things that Red Cross is doing over the years. This is probably the biggest program in the world. The Red Cross is always looking for volunteers, prepare to train you, and get you ready for that volunteering job.
Many children need a loving home. Becoming foster parents to a child in need is challenging, as well as rewarding. Your caring, loving, and nurturing will make a big different in their life. There are many different programs that you can check out in your local area.
Special Olympic is dedicated to intellectual disability adults and children to provide physical fitness, motor skills, built self-confidence, and positive self-image. For volunteer opportunity, please check out this website.
Nursing home is a wonderful place to volunteer. I often marvel at the amazing stories from listening to their life. My personal experiences with one couple left me breathless, wondered, and totally renewed in my spirit and soul.
Many churches and even banks run this program through their establishments. Volunteers bring hot meals to senior citizens that are homebound, washing dishes, feed their pets, and perform light housekeeping for the seniors you visit.
To find a library near you, go to this website, and click on your state. Library has many programs for volunteer. If you love books, or spending time in the library, this is the perfect place to give your time, meeting new people, and be involved.
- International Volunteer Programs Association
- Volunteer Match
- Peace Corps
- Matador Volunteer-Make Travel Matter-This site listed 10 Volunteer Opportunities to Travel for Free.
When you give your time and effort helping your community or serve a good cause, not only it can change your perspective in life, it can also empower your humanity.