As we approach holiday season, it is important to pause and reflect on the power of gratitude and generosity. While charitable contributions can be a way to make a difference in your community, volunteerism presents a unique chance to give back through hands-on work directly with a cause or organization that is important to you, your family or your neighborhood. Learn more about how to get involved with your community through local and national organizations.
United Way: Getting involved and giving back is easy when partnering with your local United Way chapter! United Way’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. Depending on where you live, your local United Way chapter has opportunities for specifically designed for young professionals, students and seniors. Visit the United Way Worldwide website to find your local chapter and learn more!
VolunteerMatch: Not able to volunteer in-person? No problem! VolunteerMatch is a nonprofit organization best known for its web services that aim to strengthen communities by making it easier for people to find good causes to virtually donate their time to. This is a great option for those with graphic design or web development knowledge to put their skills to work for a cause they care about, or those who are unable to do physical, or on-site volunteering. Learn more and find your perfect volunteer opportunity at the VolunteerMatch website.
Idealist: Take your volunteering to the next level by holding an unpaid, volunteer position with a nonprofit organization whose mission or cause you care about most. Volunteer positions may include, but are not limited to, board member, volunteer coordinator or bookkeeper, just to name a few. Ready for the challenge? Visit Idealist to search and explore countless opportunities waiting for you today!
How will you make a positive impact in your community? Whether you give a few hours through virtual volunteering tasks or spend a week helping repair homes for those in need, a little bit of volunteering can go a long way!
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