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A perfect place to start the habit of volunteering is in your own home with those you love most. Think of one nice thing you can do for each family member that will put a smile on their face and do it! Then discuss with your parent what you did. Here are some questions to think about:
You may not be able to solve world hunger all by yourself, but by serving in our local communities, together we can make an impact. You may be only one but you ARE one. Our individual efforts don’t need to be huge—a little bit of change here, a few hours there—but even small efforts quickly add up to make a real difference.
There are also other benefits of serving in the community. As you work side-by-side with other people you will learn from each other, mutual understanding will increase, misconceptions can be corrected, and new friendships will be built. Serving those around you is a blessing to both those served, and those who serve!
Spend a few minutes on JustServe.org and find a project you would like to volunteer with. Spend 2-3 hours helping as a volunteer.
Now that you know where to find volunteer projects it’s time to share the information with your friends so that they can volunteer as well. Tell at least 5 friends about JustServe.org. Then get together with some of them, find a project you are excited about, and organize a neighborhood volunteer project to help with it.
Your project doesn’t have to come from JustServe.org. It’s important to know where you can find a place to volunteer, but it’s just as important to serve right where you are if needed– cleaning up the local park, weeding or yard work for the elderly, a babysitting group to give young mothers a break . . . there are needs all around you. Keep your eyes open and Just Serve!
It’s time to start thinking about scholarships and resumes, and the one thing that will set you apart from the pack is volunteer work. Find a cause or organization that you can be passionate about and make arrangements to volunteer with them on a regular basis.
It’s also important for you to TRACK your volunteer hours. Be sure you are keeping a record of your volunteer work. It will make it MUCH easier when you start filling out applications. If you don’t have an easy resource for tracking your hours feel free to email us at MyDiscoveryDestination@gmail.com and we’ll send you a template to use until the app is ready.
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JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community.
JustServe provides opportunities to relieve suffering, care for the poor and needy, and enhance the quality of life in the community. JustServe is not for proselytizing or publicity—it is simply a service to help link community volunteer needs with volunteers.
Neither The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints nor its website JustServe.org discriminates based on race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation to screen projects for posting or volunteers who may sign up to serve.
Why should I volunteer?
We may not solve world hunger immediately, but we’re convinced that by serving with each other in our local communities, we’re paving the way for much broader changes. Our individual efforts don’t need to be huge—a little bit of change here, a few hours there—but even small efforts quickly add up to make a real difference.
As we work side-by-side and learn from each other, mutual understanding increases, misconceptions can be corrected, and new friendships are built.
Get More Information on our Website: http://www.justserve.org