Giving Compass’ Take:
· When volunteering, Stephen Geri explains that it’s important to remember to have fun and find an organization or cause that you are passionate about.
· How can volunteers balance their community work with the rest of their lives?
One of the greatest things you can do in your life is volunteering your time by helping out an organization or people in your community. Find something you are passionate about, and we’re not just talking about volunteering at a soup kitchen. Some communities need more than that. They need people with a green thumb to help with a community garden or carpenters and painters to help revitalize an old building. Find a local organization that does work for your local community whether it is your town or your district.
There are many organizations out there that offer a variety of ways for people to get involved. Some organizations, such as Spark Makerspace, has a dozen plus ways for people to volunteer their time, like making T-Shirts to help raise funds for the local LGBTQ community or hosting a class on building a tiny house which was donated to a refugee family in need.
Read the full article about volunteering by Stephen Geri at Medium.
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