You know it feels good to help someone in need. Volunteerism does not only help to improve the world, but it also adds meaning to life and gives the volunteer or helper a sense of purpose. Volunteerism also helps to give a helper instant happiness and self-esteem. Unfortunately, most rich people find it hard to volunteer because of their busy schedules, and they can’t squeeze another appointment into such a schedule. Most of them are also annoyed with the time volunteer training sessions might waste again.
However, there is a way you can incorporate volunteer work into your schedule no matter how busy you are; the internet! The internet is a great way to make this easy for you as you can volunteer without getting up from your desk or leaving your house. Here are some ways you can incorporate volunteerism into your busy schedule:
Become a virtual mentor
By registering yourself into a mentoring program, you can offer guidance to college students through the Internet for an hour or less per week. This will not waste your time, rather it will enable you to help young people to learn, develop skills, set goals, and deal with college. This will eventually push them toward a brighter future. Teach kids and let them know that they can do anything. Instill confidence and courage so that they turn out well when they land jobs.
Send cards to sick kids
You can put a smile on the face of sick children with just a piece of paper and a stamp on it. These kids will just know that somebody somewhere remembers them. Just like Hugs and Hope, email addresses and postal addresses provides volunteers with brief memories of sick children. Many sick kids have terminal diseases and reading a note from a volunteer could brighten their day from a hospital bed.
Donate to a Charity
If you are someone with a big heart but little time on your hand, then donating can be the thing for you. You might already know that food shortage is one of the leading global crises. You may not have the time to physically volunteer in a charitable event of distributing food to those in need. But you can always afford a few minutes to show benevolence by donating to charities, like Charity Right, who can carry on performing these good deeds. Besides showing one’s appreciation towards altruistic institutions, it is just as vital to enable them to continue their work.
Stop a human rights violation by sending an email
Amnesty International’s Online Action Center send their team members every week. To be part of this, you just have to include your name in a pre-written email message stating that the state senators and other officials should take urgent action on a human rights issue. You can do this within a few minutes and let your voice make a wide difference in the world.
Inspire a foster kid in college
Surviving in the college is not always easy for most of the students. It is especially difficult for orphaned students who have no family to offer support and set an example. You can help revitalize the day of a lonely student through Orphans of America program. Send a book of stamps, a gift card or a card with an inspiring message.