If you saw my recent Wordless Wednesday post, you saw just a glimpse of some of the volunteer activities I've been involved in. I would love to share more of them with you and I intend to as I build and develop this blog, but I thought maybe I'd start by suggesting just a few ways to get involved in your local community or in national causes.
It bugs me to no end when people sit around whining about the plight of the world and how so many people/animals/causes are mistreated/underfunded/underdeveloped/under-anything'ed, but don't intend to even try to do anything about it. I realize that many of the misfortunes of the country, or even the world, have political roots, but until our leaders get their heads on straight (NOT my discussion territory), you can take baby steps toward a solution to a problem that means something to you. The way I see it, if I can make a positive difference in even one person's life at a time, it's a step in the right direction.
So if you want to begin a positive journey with that one step, here are a few ways to get started. These sites will help you find local volunteer opportunities and learn more about non-profit organizations and their goals. Keep an eye out for my new charity blog page, with lots more information about getting involved in advocacy and volunteerism!