Recently, I downloaded a variety of apps from different news outlets and allowed each to send me push notifications. In retrospect, this was not a wise decision. While some may wake up to good morning texts, I wake up to the latest news of violence and deception. It’s made it hard to see the good in the world. My solution? Volunteer. Here a few sites that will connect you to different volunteer opportunities that will allow you to see the good in the world.
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Do Something is a volunteer matching service that allows you to choose a cause, how much time you want to dedicate, and the type of activity you would like to do. It’s great for people who are looking for a variety of volunteering opportunities that are related to a specific cause. The site does require you to create an account to sign up for the opportunities offered.
Volunteer Match is another volunteer matching service that allows you to create a profile including individual skills, causes, and your resume. Unlike Do Something, Volunteer Match shows you a wide variety of volunteer opportunities rather than specific ones that match a specific cause. This site does require some extra effort when creating your profile, especially when listing your skill set.
Help from Home
Help from Home is a matching service that matches you with volunteer opportunities that will not require you to leave your couch. While it is a U.K. based site, anyone can participate.
Have you used these sites or do you have other sites you would recommend? Let us know in the comments or with #stepupmagazine.
Maggie Campbell is a 19-year-old rising sophomore at Ohio University studying journalism. Maggie currently serves on the executive board of the 2015-2016 Society of Professional Journalists National Outstanding Campus Chapter.