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When can start volunteering?

I am very great person believing that everything is possible if you put on mind into, i feel good when i help somebody and bring joy to people face .#technology


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Giovanni’s Answer

Hello Chadrack,

It is never too late to start volunteering in helping others. Whether you country has a stay at home order and or social distancing order due to the COVID-19 pandemic there is many things you can do. You can do the following activities in order to volunteer during this pandemic:

1. Write thank you letters to the all the medical staff that work in your local hospital and or national hospital. These professionals or as we should consider them HEROS, are working extra hours. They are sacrificing their time, energy, and physical and mental health. Their sacrifices will flatten the curve. A simple word of encouragement can make their day.

2. Write a letter to any elder home community and or elder person you know. Most of these individuals live on their own, away from their families. Due to the pandemic they can depend on the visits of their family members. This can have an emotional impact on them. With some kind words, you can brighten their day.

3. Gather non-perishable foods and take them to a local food donation facility. There are a lot of people in need of food during these rough times. Those in need of food can be those who are homeless, those who may have lost their job and now cannot support their families, and elder folks who can't even go to the grocery store due to their health. You can even call these individuals.

4. Reach out to other students and offer your help in providing assistance in any project, teach something to someone who wants to learn something, and or help a classmate and or other individual learn something they're stuck in.

These are some of the activities I've been doing and I feel grate doing this. I hope the same can be accomplished by you. Thank you.

Great suggestions Giovanni and you're right. Volunteering doesn't have to stop with a pandemic! There are many ways we can still help others from where we are. Melisa Cameron

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Gloria’s Answer

it is never too early to start volunteering. Some organizations will allow you to help as young as 12. I like the physical volunteer so I go where I can be in touch with people in need. In my area, there are several food banks that can always use some help. You can also check on virtual volunteer activities, such as this web site to help others with your knowledge. If you are focused on technology, I would consider organizations where you can mentor people on the use of technology. Giving the gift of knowledge is one of the best things that you can do for someone. You may want to consider organizations that you may already engage with like civic or religious organizations. I would challenge you to volunteer in an area that you may not know anything about just to expand your own knowledge.

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Sucharitha’s Answer

Hi Chadrack,

There is no specific time to begin volunteering. You are good to go when you feel you are ready to volunteer.

Let me share my experience in this regard. I was around 11 years old and I went to volunteer a personality development camp for a week. The volunteering involved helping the participants get ready for the classes, serve food and many other activities. The participants were my age or above then. It was not the best experience but I learnt a lot, became stronger, independent and made friends while I stayed away from home for a week then.

Currently, I volunteer for tech causes. I educate people with technical skills whenever I can.

My Advice : When you are ready to give a part of yourself for a cause you believe, you should find a channel and give back to the world through volunteering !

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Gloria’s Answer

it is never too early to start volunteering. Some organizations will allow you to help as young as 12. I like the physical volunteer so I go where I can be in touch with people in need. In my area, there are several food banks that can always use some help. You can also check on virtual volunteer activities, such as this web site to help others with your knowledge. If you are focused on technology, I would consider organizations where you can mentor people on the use of technology. Giving the gift of knowledge is one of the best things that you can do for someone. You may want to consider organizations that you may already engage with like civic or religious organizations. I would challenge you to volunteer in an area that you may not know anything about just to expand your own knowledge.

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Donna’s Answer

It is wonderful that you want to start volunteering. I have been taking my grandkids with me to volunteer at the food bank and to our local Ronald McDonald House where we cook meals for the families who are staying there. The grandkids started going with me when they were 7. Start reaching out to places that you would be interested in volunteering for and let them know. They can add you to their list or have you fill out an interest form online. Either way it's a great way to start giving back and networking. You will learn so much about yourself and what you might be interested in doing for a career. Good luck and have fun with it.

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Dexter’s Answer

Hi Chadrack,

Why don’t you login to catchafire.org and send applications to volunteering opportunities that interest you? They’re all virtual, so it doesn’t really matter where the nonprofits are located. I’ve found two nonprofits to volunteer for on that site so far, and I hope to find more myself.

Hope that helps you bring joy to yourself and others.


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Donna’s Answer

It is wonderful that you want to start volunteering. I have been taking my grandkids with me to volunteer at the food bank and to our local Ronald McDonald House where we cook meals for the families who are staying there. The grandkids started going with me when they were 7. Start reaching out to places that you would be interested in volunteering for and let them know. They can add you to their list or have you fill out an interest form online. Either way it's a great way to start giving back and networking. You will learn so much about yourself and what you might be interested in doing for a career. Good luck and have fun with it.

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Keith’s Answer

Hi Chadrack,
As many have said, you can volunteer at anytime. In today's environment there are a lot of opportunities that allow you to give back. Starting now give you a better understanding of the importance to give back and the impact it can have on others. I recommend selecting a charity/organization you are passionate about or that may have positively impacted you or a family member in the past. This is a great way to return what you may have received. Best of luck!

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Melisa’s Answer

Hi Chadrack,

Thank you for thoughtful question and interest in helping others through volunteering.

It is always a good time to volunteer because our world will always have people in need and we’ll always have many ways we can help others through non-profits that are doing amazing things.

And helping others doesn’t have to end with the COVID-19 Pandemic. There are still a lot of great virtual volunteer opportunities you can sign-up for and still gain experience and volunteer from where you are. Answering others’ questions here on CareerVillage for example. You can also write notes of gratitude and support for our Military and Veterans through Operation Gratitude. Help write cards of hope for cancer patients through organizations like www.philsfriends.org and more!

Take time to look at causes and organizations that interest you and check them out. Invite a friend to volunteer with you and make a difference together.

Best wishes to you in your volunteer, career and educational goals.

#volunteering #volunteer #technology

Melisa recommends the following next steps:

Learn more about non-profits and volunteer opportunities near you at http://greatnonprofits.org
Take a look at this helpful list of virtual volunteer opportunities https://www.pointsoflight.org/virtual-volunteering-opportunities/
Consider finding a mentor or individual in a career or volunteer leadership role that interests you and learn more about their job, what they like.

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Rohit’s Answer

How do I start volunteering, and who should I volunteer for?
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It depends who you are, what your interests are, and where you live. The most successful volunteer projects are something that you are passionate about because they will hold your interest for longer. If you are part of a church or in school, you can start with asking about volunteer options there. If not, consider going to your local library or community center or simple doing a google search with your location and volunteers needed. Usually many options come up, from working with kids to fixing bicycles to helping the homeless.

Both small organizations and large, national organizations have their perks. Larger organizations generally have more resources and you get to do more. Small organizations tend to be more family-like so you get a sense of belonging and community within them.

I started with working at a girl scout camp (not quite volunteering) which lead me to working at a conservation corps (almost volunteering) and then becoming an AmeriCorps vista at the same conservation corps (totally volunteering) to becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer. All of these were because of my interest in the outdoors and community building.

So, my advice is to figure out what you are interested in and then find an organization that accepts volunteers in that area. When in doubt, AmeriCorps is a good resource to start with.

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Jackie’s Answer

Chadrack,

Wanting to bring joy to others is a great quality! Seeing that so many places in the world are still on lock down or slowly opening things up again your choices may be limited at this time. You have gotten a lot of great advice especially from Giovanni. If I could add one or two things to his list; If you like animals, people who are sick and live alone are looking for help walking their dogs and local shelters also welcome this help. Many local groups and religious communities are banning together to make protective masks and shields for front line responders and members of the community who can't afford to buy face masks. If being crafty isn't your skillset they also need help with boxing and delivery.

I wish you luck and I'm sure you will have no problem finding ways to help people at this time.

Jackie

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