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Plenty of people are looking to donate their time because it makes them feel great, and others are looking for volunteers. Sometimes, neither party knows where to start. If you don’t belong to a certain organization, you may not know they are looking for help and that they are willing to accept any help they can get. If you want to help someone, but you’re not quite sure where to start, try starting with these simple tips.
Check your local newspaper often, as you may find adds where people are looking for volunteers to help them. This is a good place to look because many organizations will want to advertise that they are looking for people to help them out.
Look into local organizations that host charitable events and are in need of volunteers such as churches, nursing homes, hospitals, and other organizations. You can research these local organizations online and probably find someone to contact. If you’re interested, simply ask them if they are looking for volunteers for any upcoming events. Ask people you know if they know of anyone that needs help. You may find people that are members of these organizations that know of events needing volunteers.
Any holiday is good to find a place to volunteer. At Easter, people will be looking for others to help with Easter egg hunts. At Christmas people are looking for any type of volunteer to help others in need. Search diligently at these periods throughout the year and you should find plenty of people looking for volunteers.