Ways To Get More Involved With Your Community

One of my favorite things to do in my free time is volunteer. I’ve volunteered at so many different places, and not only does it feel pretty good inside to do nice things for strangers/animals, I feel like I’m contributing to the world and making it a better place.

I’ve volunteered at many different humane societies, vet offices, family services programs that assist children in need of care, taking children that are not as privileged as others to fun places they were never able to go to, and volunteering for Hospice as well. I’ve met so many people through this process, and I’ve learned many new tips and what different fields are like.

This is especially good for you if you aren’t sure of what you want to do when you’re older, or if you still are unsure of what you want to do at an older age.

Volunteering at anywhere is usually extremely easy. It doesn’t take much time at all, and all you have to do is fill out an application like you would at a job. Depending on what kind of field you are trying to volunteer at, the application might be shorter or longer than others.

If you have a deep love for animals, volunteering at a humane society is an amazing thing to do. These animals feel so loved when they are around people, and given attention. You simply being there is making this animals day, and adding a little light and love to their life. Mostly all vet offices and humane societies need help, so go out to an office near you and offer some of your time and help. You’ll get to hangout with many different animals and learn a lot about the field, and potentially land a job at the office if you are lucky enough.

Offering your help at places where children need help being taken care of, or simply taking the children out to places like Six Flags or simply the library is a great way to help out too. I participated in an organization for a while and took a girl in elementary school out to do things she’s never done before. By simply being her friend and talking to her on the phone, I gave her more light and hope throughout the day. She talked to me for advice and guidance and I did whatever I could to help her out in her time of need. I believe every child deserves a childhood, no matter where they were brought up and raised into.

What places have you volunteered at? What was your experience like?



  1. Volunteering is such a gratifying worthwhile cause. I am a huge fan of habitat for humanity, mainly cause I like building stuff! Once I have more time, I plan on doing a lot more volunteering, its also a great way to meet people and broaden your horizons. Great post!
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