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Charity giving should be an essential part of life for those in a situation fortunate enough to be able to donate time or money to those in need. After all, we should never lose sight of our roots, and giving back is the perfect opportunity to ensure that we are offering a helping hand to the people who are in need of our help. Whether this comes in the form of monetary donations, volunteering, fundraising or something else entirely, it all contributes to improving the quality of life for disadvantaged people across the world.
However, when you lead a busy life it isn’t always that easy to find the time for charity giving. Donating money is one thing, but many people like to feel as though they are doing something worthwhile with their time as well. Although every charitable donation always goes to a good cause, you don’t always get to see where your money has ended up, and this can leave some people feeling dissatisfied. For these people, volunteering is the perfect way to give to charity.
But when you don’t have a lot of free time, finding the time to go out there and do your bit for charity isn’t easy. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that you should feel disheartened – there is an alternative which allows you to volunteer without taking up time you don’t have to spare.
Let us introduce you to micro-volunteering.
As the name suggests, micro-volunteering is the process of volunteering for a charity or good cause, but in small, bite-size chunks. There is no lasting commitment with micro-volunteering, meaning that it is perfect for those with busy or unpredictable lives; people who want to do their bit for charity but aren’t able to commit to becoming a regular volunteer.
15th April every year is Micro-volunteering Day, so if you have been considering charity giving, now is the perfect time to get started. Take the opportunity to spend just a few hours of your time helping those in need – although the time may be short, the rewards are great.
There are many different ways that you can go about micro-volunteering, and the beauty of it is that most forms of micro-volunteering don’t require specific skills or ask you to undertake specialist training. This means that you can get started as and when you have the time – even something as simple as spending an hour with an elderly neighbour or helping to distribute food and vital supplies to the homeless can make a world of difference.
Make 2017 your year to give back to charity – giving really can help to make the world a better place.