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Volunteering in your community is a good way to help others and feel good about yourself as well. This is a guide about volunteering in your community.
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November 11, 20096 found this helpful

Volunteer at your local thrift stores or food pantry. They will be appreciative of your help and you most likely will be able to choose some material items or food in exchange for your donation of time!

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Especially in this economy it would help greatly to acquire some Christmas gifts or cut your food budget ;-)

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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May 28, 2014

I am a volunteer reader for a radio reading service for the blind. The service provides free of charge radios, which only receive the service broadcasts of the local newspapers, best selling books, magazines and even the Sunday comics and the grocery ads. Broadcasts are 24/7. This service is available in the Western NY area, and there are other such services in other areas.

If such a service is available in your area, it can add a great deal to your quality of life. Google "radio reading service for the blind" and your area to find a service.

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May 28, 2014

I know in Virginia, we have an awesome program called Hands On Greater Richmond. It is a volunteer database full of opportunities for kids and adults to give their time, learn something new, meet new people and to earn volunteer credit hours towards their graduation goals!

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June 29, 20050 found this helpful

There are a lot of clubs that contribute to the community. Kiwanis, Lions, I could go on and on. All of them should be recognized more. If you're not clubby and you want to contribute to your community, write letters to the editor about what your community needs to concentrate on.

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The City Managers office always welcomes input from individuals. Anyone is welcome to attend city council meetings to get a good idea on what the town is focusing on. Your two cents is valuble. You don't need to be a lawyer to bring up a traffic problem or how you feel about how the police department is handling problems in your area.

Actually, if you get up in the morning and be the best person you can be, you're making a contribution. But if you have a passion about anything that you could share with the community, you might make a vital difference. Wow, that would look good on a resume.

By Ardis

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May 12, 20050 found this helpful

If you love the theater, consider volunteering for your local theater as an usher. You will not only get to see some great theater for free, you will be helping the arts in your community.

By Shannon Scott

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