Maybe you have been feeling like you could be doing more with your time. Maybe you are a full time employee or a full time student who worries that when the day is over there is nothing to show for it. It’s not uncommon to feel this way and you are starting to think that you need to give back and think about the world in the bigger picture sense. You have been thinking about volunteering because you have this idea that it will be so rewarding. So you start thinking about it and realize that you don’t have the first clue where to begin.
Don’t feel bad if this is you. Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back but you have to be ready to really commit. Here are some things to think about as you get ready to give back to your community and the rest of the world.
The most important thing for you is to do it for the right charity. Don’t make the mistake of doing it for the charity you think is the one you should be helping. Think about the kinds of things you are passionate about. If you are interested in helping the homeless or support your troops overseas then that is where your attention should be. Settling for something you don’t really want will only make you crazy and feel like you are ready to quit.
Am high. Most of the time you have an idea of how you want to help the charity. Please do yourself a favor and make that known when you sign up. Often you will get a job that you would rather not do because you were too afraid to say anything, but this is your chance to give back. Don’t allow yourself to lose focus and interest.