I was privileged to have a roof over our heads, heat in our home, and food on our table. These were basics and everything else was good fortune. I didn’t volunteer at soup kitchens. I didn’t build houses. As a child, I only donated clothes and toys to charity. Older, my good fortune afforded me college. Over time, I found I had more to give.
Here are 3 easy and great ways to give.
1. Donate your time. I started volunteering in college. At the local library, I taught basic computer skills to library patrons. I spent time with individuals and saw the light bulb click as they began to understand computer tasks. I helped many people in my community grow resume skills to help get them jobs. As an added bonus, I connected with community members and increased my own presentation skills. This is one example of how I improved many lives, including my own.
Helpful Tip: Don’t get burnt out trying to find the perfect impactful volunteer opportunity. There are plenty of opportunities out there, so just focus on finding what interests you. Big or small, your impact will surely get noticed.