"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." (Winston Churchill)
Show your community what you care about - whether that means cleaning up a local park, delivering meals to the homeless, taking care of stray animals at a local shelter, or something else that is important to you.
Learn New Stuff
Learn and improve basic skills like teamwork, communication, patience, and hard work. Volunteer projects can also teach specialized skills, such as home construction, gardening, and caring for people who are sick or disabled.
Looks Good on a Job Application
List volunteer experiences on job and scholarship applications to show employers your job-related skills and that you have a positive, dedicated attitude.
Change the World!
Volunteering might not change the whole world, but you can still make an impact in a way that is important to you.
Are you ready to head out and start helping? If so, the next step is to find a volunteer opportunity. And don't worry; it is much easier than getting a job. There are many people who can help with this, including your friends and family. You can also talk to a school counselor or a teacher. If you already know about organizations that need volunteer help, you can contact them directly¿but be prepared to answer a few questions. They might want to know why you're interested in volunteering and when you're available to help.