With the holiday season upon us, now’s the perfect time to start thinking about how you can give back to your loved ones and community by volunteering.
Why Get Involved?
There are plenty of reasons to help others that go beyond giving us a sense of purpose and appreciation for what we have:
Volunteering by the Numbers
So who are the people most likely to volunteer, and when are they out there helping the most? Volunteer Hub gathered some interesting stats. Here are just a few below:
34% of all charitable giving is done in the last 3 months of the year; 18% of total giving is done in December alone
So how do you find the best volunteer opportunity for you? A simple Google search can help you find a local nonprofit in your area. But first it’s a good idea to think about what skills you can offer or what you’re most passionate about. That will naturally lead you to your perfect volunteering match. And if you still need some help, we’ve compiled a list of the top volunteering sites below.
VolunteerMatch.org (Over 70,000 volunteer opportunities)
dealist.org (400+ nonprofit jobs)
All for Good (150,000 local volunteer listings in major cities)
Catchafire (Lets you pitch in to help with what you’re good at)
Create the Good (A skill-based volunteer platform with over 50,000 opportunities)