Download a printable Volunteering pdf to locate the intersection of your interests and skills with the needs of an organization for a cause that is meaningful to you.
Once you identify an organization you would like to volunteer for, contact them to 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 [which group or organization] the arts council [when] every Saturday [how much] for an hour a week by [doing what] staffing the gift shop.
This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.