Where To Volunteer
Deciding to volunteer doesn’t always mean trekking through the jungles of Vietnam. There are so many ways that you can volunteer your time here at home to get you ready for that jungle trip when the time comes. What are some common places to look for opportunities?
It’s a lonely thought to imagine living away from your family and being cared for by strangers. If you have a soft spot for the elderly, think about doing some volunteer caregiving. Usually, administrators are delighted for the extra hands and the residents love making new friends.
Some people prefer the written word to face-to-face interaction. If you’re one of those people, why not check your local library and see if they need any help? Common activities might include reshelving books or reading to a group of children during storytime.
A heart for animals is a beautiful thing. Call the animal shelter closest to you and ask if they’re in need of volunteers you will likely be doing things like cleaning kennels and walking dogs, but when you love animals then that’s fine by you!
Check out the VIS website to learn more about volunteering. You might be surprised at how many people need extra help if you simply start asking.