We all know how vital volunteerism is to our community and world as a whole, but deciding how and why to get involved can be more difficult. Most people consider volunteering a positive thing in general. Still, some of us can feel hesitant to volunteer for a number of reasons including, time restrictions, money limitations and social anxiety. Another reason many of us don’t volunteer is simply because we are unsure if what would do really matters. So how can you make sure your volunteerism counts for something real? Here’s a few things to consider while you are going through this soul searching process…
CONSIDER HOW THE CHARITABLE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED: You want to know the percentage of funds that actually go to those they are supporting, do they assist people in a improving their lives so they don’t need ongoing assistance and are they reputable in their local community.
PRAY ON IT: When considering volunteering for a cause, one of the best things you can do is to pray on it. Ask for diving guidance in your decision and then be ready and obedient when your prayer is answered.
PUT YOURSELF IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES: Even though your life may be fine and you have an abundance of all you need and more, tomorrow’s prosperity is not promised. Anyone of us could depend on someone else’s charity tomorrow for our very survival. When considering volunteering, imagine yourself in the same situation as those you would be serving. Determine how grateful and relieved you would be if you were to receive the charitable services offered.
As a community, a nation and world, we are strongest when we band together. Volunteering for a reputable and effective nonprofit is a great way to build a better and stronger world. If you are interested in volunteering for Praying for Our Children, contact us today. We welcome and appreciate any and all support. Even if you don't volunteer for us, consider volunteering for a cause you believe in.
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