You don’t need to be a high school or college student to volunteer and make a difference in the world. Many volunteer opportunities exist for all sorts of purposes and can be found quite easily now with the internet.
When you’re in high school or college, one of the best ways to fill a resume is with volunteering at different charities or events. It shows a potential employer that you are responsible and committed. It also shows that you can perform in a team environment which is usually an important trait in many of today’s jobs. But not everyone volunteers just because it will look good on their resume.
If you have a passion for something, anything at all you can usually find a place to volunteer. If you love soccer then head on down to your local recreation center or YMCA and ask what the requirements are for volunteering to coach soccer. Maybe you like painting. There are plenty of places you can volunteer to teach kids art and painting. You can even start up your own foundation to bring art to areas that need it most. Whatever your passion is, follow it and enjoy showing others and using your talents by volunteering.
How much time you volunteer and the cause is entirely up to you. Some people decide to volunteer a year of their time for causes such as cleaning up after Hurricane Katrina. Others simply volunteer to give out cups of water for a 5K race that raises awareness for breast cancer. The possibilities are endless and you can give as much of your time and energy as you want as I’m sure it’s always appreciated.
While there were a lot of different volunteering jobs that were mentioned here, you can find what you are passionate about and have experience in. By volunteering you open up so much for so many people that you may not even realize it. Whatever you decide to volunteer in I’m sure that it will be appreciated and you’ll have memories and a warmth in your heart knowing that you’ve made a difference in someone’s life or some worthy cause.