Potato Chip Cats: Get Up and Get Involved!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Get Up and Get Involved!

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!

Looking to get involved? These volunteer opportunity databases can help. 


Volunteermatch.org






Maybe you aren't able to go out and volunteer. Maybe you are an internet mastermind and want to make a difference from your computer. Well you can do that too.

Care2.com







Please don't take this as preaching to you. Whether you get behind a cause or not, I still love all my readers! I just want to share something that is important to me, and hope that you might find something you care about just as much. 




5 comments:

  1. There are lots of ways to volunteer and you don't have to go through an organization to do it. A lot of people are struggling right now, you never know your neighbor could be going through a tough time. You can offer to shovel snow, mow the lawn, walk the dog, watch the kids, drive the kids to school or pick them up. I think sometimes we forget about the people who are close by, the people who need the most support.


    Anyway, I'm Sarah, I found your blog through Friday Friend and Follow. I'm following via GFC.

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    Thanks and have an awesome weekend:)

    Sarah

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  2. I agree with you Megan and Sarah. Find a cause, agency or friend in need and just get out there and help. Whether you give a little time or a lot, it could mean so much to whomever or whatever you you chose to volunteer for or help.

    i found you on Cyber Connect. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Thank you for commenting, those are absolutely great suggestions. However you decide to help, it makes a huge difference to someone in need!

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  4. Thanks for posting.
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  5. I love your suggestion about being able to help right from your computer. Not everyone is able to go out into the world and volunteer...but those that can't have this alternative option to give back to the world. Thanks so much!

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Thanks for your input!