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You Don’t Have to Be From Tennessee to be a Volunteer

It’s National Volunteer Week, so what better time to think about volunteering. There are many things you can do to help those around you. Everyday people live without homes or food; or are getting both taken away from them by a natural disaster.

You can volunteer at a local soup kitchen and help feed the working poor and homeless. This takes little time and offers great flexibility for when and how often you want to serve.

If getting your hands dirty suits you more, volunteering for an organization such as Habitat for Humanity might be better for you. You can work shoulder to shoulder with other volunteers who are helping a family get a new home.

We hear it in the news all too often. Communities around the world are devastated by natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis. It’s common for people to send care packages to these areas. Giving blood is also a good way to give to your community and beyond.

These are only a few ways to volunteer. Think about your interests and talents and seek out organizations that match your desires.

If you think that one person can’t make a difference then think again. Your actions are needed and can make all the difference in the world. Plus, volunteering is rewarding for you because it feels good to do good for others.