Do you feel a great personal responsibility to help other people? It's only natural for us to feel like apart of the community and therefore aspire to reach out and touch the lives of others. It's oh-so-easy to become absorbed in our day-to-day lives to the point where we become disillusioned and forget about the things that we need to do to live wholesomely, to live meaningfully. It's actually human nature to be selfish, it's apart of our survivors' instinct, yet so many studies indicate that playing an active role in a supportive community has an array of health benefits. Here are a few ways in which you can lend a helping hand to your own community:
1. Dog walker
All dogs matter, a passionate and friendly group of dog lovers are always looking for home-checkers, foster carers and drivers to help them regularly. Whilst volunteering with ADM, you'll learn a tonne about rescuing dogs and meet plenty of cuddly pups and caring people.
2. Volunteer at a Local School
Educators are overworked, stressed, and disillusioned about the infrastructure of the education system – and they could always use a helping hand! In spite of being aware that school's work better when the community is involved actively, so many members of the community and parents think that it's someone else's responsibility to deal with the issues of the education system.
It's so important for children to have good role models and people that truly care about their life and the direction it's going in. Whether you read story books to students in elementary schools, spend a Saturday prettifying the school gardens, or monitoring activities outdoors, your hard work will be respected and noticed!
3. Serve on the board of your community
Community service organisations and charities are frequently in competition with outside businesses for the community's support. In a lot of instances, non-profits have a definite pitfall, not having the means to draw in top-flight executive administrators and staff. If you are skilled at administrative work, or have board or executive experience, your perceptions and knowledge could be embraced at a not-for-profit organisation within the community.
4. Volunteer at a hospital
Volunteers at hospitals give much-needed reinforcement to hospitals, additionally providing necessary comfort to visitors, patients and families. Volunteer opportunities span everything from accompanying young children, sitting with patients to handing out information flyers. Other duties may include pushing wheelchairs and helping with the delivery of service.
Whatever volunteer service it is that you provide, you are sure to feel contented and fulfilled by the fact that you are channelling your energy and efforts towards good and noble causes. 💗