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The Best Places to Volunteer in New Jersey

The Best Places to Volunteer in New Jersey

The lockdowns necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic caused a variety of hardships, which include financial devastation for large and small businesses, families, and individuals. To overcome the feeling of helplessness, many people began donating their time and resources to instill a little hope and joy in their communities.

4 Tips to Get Your Business Involved This Holiday Season

4 Tips to Get Your Business Involved This Holiday Season

This year brought many unexpected changes and continues to be unpredictable. As a result of massive unemployment and unique remote work situations, businesses and organizations have stalled traditions and routines. Volunteerism sharply declined due to social distancing and companies turning inward instead of extending a hand to the local community. Despite challenging circumstances, there are still plenty of ways your company can volunteer this holiday season.

How to Start a Volunteer Program

How to Start a Volunteer Program

Seeing a need in your community and organizing efforts to make a change could not only be beneficial for your community but an integral part of seeing positive improvements. While organizing a volunteer program within your community can be stressful, it is also an integral part of bringing much-needed change to issues that are close to your heart. If you are thinking about starting a volunteer program, please consider reading the information below.

The Impact of Organ Donation

The Impact of Organ Donation

The simple act of organ donation makes all the difference for the people who need transplants. Thousands of people are waiting to receive organs that can save their lives. A single donor can provide several of those organs at once. Their gift not only heals those in need, but also improves the lives of the recipient’s friends, family, and coworkers.

5 Great Places to Volunteer

5 Great Places to Volunteer

Everyone talks about leaving an impact on the world or helping others change their lives, but only a few manage to. People try to do things too big right off the gate. A simpler and equally powerful way of achieving these plenteous deeds is through volunteerism.

Options for Virtual Volunteering

Options for Virtual Volunteering

The concept of doing volunteer work has changed dramatically over the last decade or so. In the past, volunteer work was associated with helping out at homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and other forms of charitable work. Although these opportunities are still available, there are a host of different ways to volunteer. We live in the digital age, and the options for volunteering have changed with the times. Nowadays, you can find fulfillment in doing volunteer work that suits your unique set of skills, and you can do it virtually.

3 Ways To Get Involved In Your Community

3 Ways To Get Involved In Your Community

It is a strange irony that in a world that is far more connected than at any time in the past, people are experiencing a stronger sense of loneliness than ever before. Loneliness can have a significant detrimental impact on your emotional, mental and even physical health. Some experts even believe America is experiencing a loneliness epidemic that may soon be on par with or even far outstrip the current opioid crisis. In fact, the opioid crisis may even be the result of an even greater loneliness epidemic. Humans have a deep need for connection, to feel a part of a community. Here are three great ways to get involved in your community.

Donating While on a Budget

Donating While on a Budget

Many people possess charitable instincts and yearn to help those less fortunate than themselves. However, not everyone has a significant amount of money to donate. Fortunately, however, individuals operating on a budget still may be able to support benevolent causes by adhering to the following suggestions: