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We think volunteering is just about one of the nicest things you can do these days. However, it’s not always easy to find all the opportunities that are out there! Well, we’re here to share an awesome volunteerism resource with you.
Check out IParticipate. You can log in with your Facebook ID or just search for opportunities in your area. Narrow down the list by tailoring your search to specific causes (Environmental Conservation anyone?), date of activity, or the distance to events. You can even add opportunities for others to volunteer with you!
Do you volunteer? Well, ModCloth wants to hear about it! What do you do to make a difference in your world?
I’ve volunteered for a while at the local Children’s Hospital clinics–us volunteers read and play with the kids while they are waiting to help promote literacy in lower-income areas. We get gently-used books donated by local schools/libraries/etc. and give the children each a book to take home at the end of their visit.
I volunteer a lot within my church. Every summer, my youth group takes a week long trip to a rural or urban place to volunteer. We paint, put in insulation, pave driveways, and even roof a few houses. Its hard work, but a lot of fun!
I volunteer one day a week to visit a class of first graders at the local primary school. Along with my friend, I teach them how to speak spanish and they have a lot of fun with it!
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I volunteer here in Sweden by giving free legal advice to homeless people and as a support person for young crime victims.
I recently started volunteering twice a week at an elementary school for a before-school program that promotes literacy for students that are reading below grade-level. I love it so far! Last summer I went to Galveston to work on Hurricane Ike cleanup. It was so hard for me, as I knew nothing about construction and the like but it ended up being so rewarding because our work was truly needed. They still need a lot of help down there and haven’t had nearly as much of the media attention that Katrina received, even though the hurricane was the 4th costliest disaster in American history. If anyone’s looking for a place to help out for a week, you should definitely look into it. My group stayed with 1 Mission: Galveston (gngxtreme.org) but there are a lot of different groups you can go through.
I volunteer a lot. I am a member of Junior League, a womens service organization that particpates in projects to help women, children, and familes.
Volunteering helps me sometimes more than the people we help. It makes me feel wonderful and the people you meet change your life.
For the past year and a half, I’ve been volunteering for the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, which is a huge org that provides services for every age (afterschool programs, English classes, workshops for taxes or culture integration). Most of my participation is with the marketing committee and some event planning. It may not be direct interaction with the community, but it’s a perfect way to apply my skills and knowledge.
Wow! Such great feedback from our readers! You guys are awesome! I can’t wait to use the site to find my new volunteering spot!
Great topic. I volunteer at a local tent city by giving donations and covering stories for my university’s newspaper on the current conditions and situations there. Nice reading everyone’s acts of kindness. Keep on giving <3
Hey! I am a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras Central America. There is a great organization in Granada Nicaragua called La Esperanza Granada – they work with local schools and children to help improve their education and learning facilities.
I actually stumbled upon this campaign because I love the band The Album Leaf, and their song â€œThe Lightâ€ was featured in one of the commercials, but now that Iâ€™ve seen the ad, Iâ€™m really happy to see the entertainment industry giving back. Living in LA, itâ€™s easy to just get caught up in all the negative and scandalous stories of Hollywood types, so Iâ€™m happy to see something like this.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so I will definitely be going to a local soup kitchen to help out. Christmas is a great opportunity to go to places like a children’s hospital…so now is the time to get out there and help!
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