Volunteer

Despite the fact that we’re in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown, many places could use your volunteer help now more than ever.

If you want to see positive change in the world, you might want to consider volunteering for a cause you’re interested in. You can volunteer to clean up your community, help animals in shelters, help feed the hungry or build a home for someone in need to name just a few altruistic endeavors. There’s a vast list of environmental, animal and humanitarian causes that need help.

Maybe you’re one of many people who think they can’t impact the many wrongs and inequities occurring in the world, but by donating your time and skills you not only help a worthwhile cause, you can improve your own self-image and overall health!

Volunteering connects you to other people who believe in the same issues so it’s a brilliant way to meet new people, it’s been shown to help keep you physically fit and improve your overall health, perhaps even prolonging your life! It can be beneficial to your career and volunteering ensures a better, more fulfilling outlook on life.

You don’t even need to leave your home to volunteer. There are plenty of non-profits out there that could use help with phone calls, graphics and web content.

Here are a few great resources to help you find a local volunteer opportunity:

Chicago Cares

Chicago Wilderness

Serve Illinois

Volunteer.gov

Volunteer Match

Below are some more specialized options:

Posted on: May 14th, 2020 by Gette

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