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How to Start Volunteering

There is nothing more gratifying than helping someone in need. Donating your time and your heart to the wellbeing of others is no small feat, and it feels amazing to do good for others. Volunteering is not just good for the community, it’s good for the soul.

Your Place of Work

Check with your employer or place of business; it’s possible that there are options available through your job. It could be that there is a society already in place that you don’t even know about yet. The Owens Foundation, for example, is an employee-run charity group. The Owens Foundation supports many other organizations as well, giving agents many opportunities for different kinds of work.

Pick a Cause

If your job doesn’t offer a volunteer program, that’s okay. Pick a cause that is important to you and check to see what kind of organizations are local to your area. So many options exist that there is something for everyone. Some of these include:

Animal lovers: Humane Society of the United States, Save the Elephants, Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Children at heart: The YMCA, Autism Speaks, Make a Wish Foundation.

Game changers: Marijuana Policy Project, Black Lives Matter, PETA.

Humanitarians: Elder Helpers, Alzheimer’s Association, Holocaust Survivor Care.

Volunteering is a selfless act that requires nothing but a positive attitude. Find an organization that speaks to you and make change happen.

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