Happy Wednesday! I’m going to be talking about something a little different today, but something that is very important to me- giving back! Volunteering and helping others is something that I love to do with my time, and something I believe we’re all called to do, no matter what stage of life we’re in. But sometimes it’s difficult to find opportunities to volunteer in your community, so today I’m sharing a few ways to give back that range from full-time commitment to one-time activity. So here we go!
The Junior League
If you know anything about me, you know I am all about the Junior League. I joined Junior League of The Woodlands when I moved to The Woodlands in 2015, and recently transferred to the Bryan-College Station League. I love the Junior League for so many reasons. For one, I love that it’s an international organization, so pretty much wherever I go, I can be apart of the same awesome organization! Also, I love the variety of ways each League is involved in their respective community. And, it’s a great way to meet friends! I have loved joining in my two new cities, because not only did it give me an opportunity to make friends, it gave me an opportunity to instantly learn about and get involved in my new community. It’s definitely a time commitment, but it’s absolutely worth it. If you’re interested in learning more about the Junior League, click here to see if there’s a chapter near you!
Local Charity Events
Most cities (even smaller ones!) have annual local charity events that always need volunteers! Some of the more popular ones are the Cattle Barons’ Ball, American Heart Association events, and the Houston Rodeo. I personally have never worked with any of these organizations, but have had friends that have and they loved it! Most of these are a pretty large time commitment as well, but definitely worthy causes!
If you’re interested in the medical field, volunteering at a hospital may be for you! Most hospitals have volunteer programs (I know this because I have applied for nearly every volunteer coordinator position at every Houston hospital), and there’s plenty to do! I always wanted to volunteer at Texas Children’s or Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, because I know when I was in the hospital as a kid, the volunteers really made a difference to my family. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to!
5k’s/Fun Runs/One Day Events
These can be super fun too! Yes, you have to get up early, but they usually end up being a blast! Whether you choose to volunteer at the race, or run it, it’s a great way to help out your favorite charities. Plus you’ll probably get a cool t-shirt. These are great one-time commitments that you can do on the weekend!
Food/School Supply/Clothing Drives
So maybe you don’t have time to actually go volunteer- and that’s okay! You can still help people in your community by donating canned goods to your local food pantry, buying an extra backpack in August for school supply drives, or cleaning out your closet for clothing drives! It may not feel like much, but you’re actually helping people in the most necessary way, which does not go without merit.
If you’re thinking about hosting a charity event, consider using EventBrite’s Non-Profit Event Planning platform to sell your tickets! They give non-profits a discounted rate, so more of the money you raise goes to helping others.
What’s your favorite way to help others in your own backyard? Let me know in the comments!
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