Looking for a volunteer opportunity to give back to your town? Every city has service opportunities for your to get involved and give a helping hand to your fellow neighbors and friends. It’s always a great idea to help out and give back in some way, whether it’s devoting an hour of your time or becoming a recurring volunteer. Some of the more common volunteer opportunities you likely find your town include:
Volunteer at a local soup kitchen. Most cities, if not, all have a local soup kitchen you can help out at, but it’s more than simply helping. It’s also understanding why volunteering at a soup kitchen can be so beneficial. The types of meals we take for granted are simply meals that some people have for the sake of eating. It’s unfortunate that millions of Americans go hungry every day, and soup kitchens work to make sure that these people are fed. Soup kitchens also rely on their volunteers and donations, so if you can’t spare the time to help, possibly you can spare some nonperishable foods or canned goods.
Tutoring is a wonderful way to give back to your community. Your town likely has several schools K-12 with many children who require the extra help in school that parents simply cannot give. Try volunteering your time to tutor, rather than charging. If there’s a particular subject you’re better at, try to find an elementary or middle school student who might need help in that area. Many community centers also offer free tutoring for kids, so why not inquire if they need any volunteers?
Future Leader Dogs
You might recognize Leader Dogs with their owners from time to time, but do you ever wonder who trains and takes care of these puppies in their early stages? Leader Dogs for the Blind relies on volunteers to help raise future leader dog puppies. If you have the capacity, means, and love to care for a future leader dog puppy, they are always looking for volunteers. They help you along the way, provide puppy classes, and provide many more accomodations to make sure you have what you need to care for a puppy before it becomes a companion for the blind.