It is January, a new year and time to find that opportunity to give back. But where?
“Everybody can be great because everyone can serve.” I love the way Madison has so many volunteer opportunities that bring people together. It is so rewarding when you get involved in something that you are passionate about and make a difference in someones life.
Here are some websites that are looking for volunteers and ways in which you can help.
MLK Day of Service: Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Check out what is available.
Volunteer Match : Explore the best volunteer organizations and hundreds of Madison volunteer opportunities in cause areas like health and medicine, children and youth, education, community building, and more. All you have to do is sign up, answer a questionaire and you will be presented with opportunities that fit your interests and skillset.
City of Madison: See what organizations are looking for volunteers and ways you can contribute in the Madison area. Examples include: Dog Park Cleanup, Earth Day Challenge and Public Library Assistance.
Dane County of Wisconsin: Check out what volunteer opportunities are available in Dane County. Clean up a park in the area so others can enjoy the beauty of the area.
United Way of Dane County: Build a stronger community when everyone can succeed in school, work and life. Be a part of the change!
There are so many volunteer opportunities out there, you just need to spend a little time figuring out which one is right for you. Please share what volunteer opportunities you have done and why they are so rewarding.