GIG SOCIAL GOOD SPOTLIGHT: Starting the New Year by Resolving to Give Back
Compiled by Marcia Estarija Silva
Young volunteers package bagels to give to those in need.
When a new year comes along, many of us make resolutions, such as to eat better, lose weight, or spend less time in front of televisions and computers. For some, it’s about making a commitment to give back to their communities and support causes they are passionate about through volunteering.
You may be thinking, "I don't have time," or, "I don't know where to start." With this Social Good Spotlight, we've made it easier by listing some of our favorite organizations that can help you connect with nonprofits and find the right volunteer opportunity, one that fits your interests and schedule. So here's to making a New Year's resolution to give back - you might find it's the best gift you can give yourself.
Source: HandsOn Network
Volunteers in Philadelphia on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2012
The following resources specialize in microvolunteering, a relatively new way to volunteer for people who can’t commit a lot of time and prefer short-term assignments through the web. Examples of microvolunteer actions include participating in online brainstorming sessions for fundraising event ideas to creating logos for a newsletter to conducting online research to add names to a distribution list.
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