What volunteering program can I do in my town during this recession.
I'm Kinoti, a high school student at Moi high school Kabarak, Kenya. I love working with other people for other people to bring about sustainability through Noble gestures towards our planet. I also have a strong business acumen within me which I use to bring about poverty- alleviation through creating awareness and getting to meet influencial people who have the same thinking as mine. #networking #business #high-school
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The coronavirus has undoubtedly placed large amount of stress in our local communities and our nation. For all of use who are willing to lend a helping hand, below are some websites were volunteers can go to help.
SOLDIERS' ANGELS • https://soldiersangels.org/
has several family friendly options to give back to our troops and veterans. Some involve joining a virtual team to write letters, send cards or bake treats to send to soldiers.
RED CROSS • http://www.redcross.org
The Red Cross needs digital volunteers to monitor online discussions to find people who need help, and to share important updates on social media. If you are active on Facebook and/or Twitter, this could be a great opportunity for you.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE • http://www.si.edu
If you’re passionate about education and interested in history, the Smithsonian Institute has some great opportunities. Virtual volunteers help with two main projects: transcribing historical documents and updating relevant Wikipedia pages.
Kinoti, once you have a good feel for what you'd like to volunteer for check out this additional websites below.
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I applaud you for knowing what you want to do as a high school student! Having a strong business acumen and a love for people is a fantastic combination! You have the tools to make great strides with addressing poverty and creating awareness in your country and abroad!
I would search for volunteer organizations focused on poverty and see what they are doing to address this issue. Continue to search until you find an organization that aligns with your goals and desires.
If you are into social media, look around and see what others are doing to address poverty and try to connect with them. As we continue to deal with COVID-19, this may be a good virtual option.
You can also look for a business person who is focused on helping those in need and reach out to him or her. (Bill Gates and Jose Andres come to mind. I did a quick Google search and came up with dozens of organizations that you can learn more about, such as United Nations Children's Fund and The Borgen Project.
We need young people like you who are passionate about serving those in need. I applaud you!
I wish you well in your schooling!
Take care and stay safe!
With a lot of places closed currently, it may be tough to get out there and volunteer in person. However, this pandemic is a great opportunity for innovation. In your bio, you state that you have a passion to create awareness on poverty-alleviation through networking. If you do not have one already, I would create a LinkedIn profile and start networking and creating content. Your content can be anything from written words to videos. You can utilize your time to connect with others who share the same interests. It would also be beneficial to google some local volunteer groups and begin to reach out now to build that relationship. If you can't volunteer now, you can still help their causes by sharing their story and ways to help/donate on social media. I think this is a great way for you start getting involved in that community and bringing awareness to it.
Hope this helps!
One thing I've done to help spread awareness and help out people virtually is offering to run local non-profits/start-ups' social media accounts. Many don't have the resources to hire social media mangers. With my background in business, I've been able to increase activity on social media which leads to more supporters and even more customers or donations. I've been able to use my writing and communication skills, as well as improve my graphic design and photography skills. Good luck!
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