Volunteering Opportunties Which Will Inspire And Amaze You!
In my own experience, I have found that when I focus on giving -- rather than on my own problems, worries, and needs -- I always feel so much happier. Giving through volunteering is definitely a path to greater happiness, both for the giver and for those who receive. I had no idea that there were so many opportunities one could find presented in the links below for volunteering locally and beyond. I think you will be surprised at the wealth of opportunities that exist -- probably a niche for just about everyone's interests and abilities and available time. I hope one or more of the websites inspire you to go out and find how much joy it is to lend a hand were help is so much needed.
How to Choose the Best Volunteering Option
VolunteerMatch | Where Volunteering Begins - Great Site!
Volunteer Opportunity Calendar for The San Diego Area
Global Health Volunteer Program
Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
The Community Advocate's Guide to Feeding the Hungry
United Way Local Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities | Division for Legal Services
DONATING TO CHARITIES
Another path to helping in our communities and world-wide is through giving to charitable organizations. Here are two websites which may help you "navigate" the extensive number of charities out there, in order to decide which charity is highest rated with respect to the services they claim to provide, the proportion of contributions which actually go to providing help vs. administrative costs, their financial transparency, and other factors of interest to potential donors. For example, when considering donating clothing, did you know that giving to Goodwill helps support their CEO whose salary is about $2.3 million/year? Researching charities before making a donation is a great way to insure your money can be put to its greatest use!