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Discover a way to volunteer your talents to a cause you believe in.

Interests and Talents

Volunteer Opportunities


What subjects did you especially enjoy in school?

  • History
  • Government & politics
  • English
  • Math
  • Music

How do you spend your spare time?

  • Computer
  • Outdoors
  • Sports
  • Games and puzzles
  • Reading

Do you like to work with:

  • Animals
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Seniors


  • art
  • cooking
  • driving
  • fundraising
  • gardening
  • home repair
  • office skills
  • photography
  • webpage design
  • writing





Emergency Assistance



  • Hospital


  • Historical Society
  • Museum



  • Book sales

Mental Health

United Way

Find the place where your interests and skills intersect with the needs of an organization. Ask what they need and listen to the answer. Offer ideas for ways you could use your skills to help. Decide what kind of time commitment you would like to make, then follow through.

There are many opportunities available, many more than the partial list above which is intended to inspire thinking. They will vary depending on your community, so explore the possibilities!

Almost every organization has a need for financial support and fundraising. Maybe they need help maintaining a webpage, writing a newsletter, or help with landscaping. There may be people who need transportation to doctor’s appointments. You could spend time at a nursing home reading to someone or playing a game they enjoy. You could join a political campaign, or work in a hospital gift store.


I will help the arts council [which group or organization] [when] every Saturday[how much] for an hour a week by [doing what] staffing the gift shop.

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This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.