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12 Days of Self Care: Being a Volunteer

Volunteering can take on many forms and can be challenging and rewarding. Is there time in your week where you watch a lot of tv? Maybe that time slot can be given to a volunteer opportunity? Even if you look at it on a larger scale. For example, are there five hours a month you could lend to a good cause?

Many non-profit organizations require volunteers to help with many of their crucial projects and activities. If you are looking for employment, volunteering can help you network and adds to your resume. You can even ask for a reference from the person who is responsible for the project you are volunteering on. Volunteering opportunities can also give something even money can't buy you - you can a sense of pride and fulfillment from the work you do.

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you don’t know what volunteer opportunities are available, go to your city or town’s website to start your search there! You can also contact non-profit organizations in your area to let them know you are interested.