Community Service - Tips on Volunteering

A few more things to note about Community Service:

  • Community service is a great way to stay active and healthy. Keep yourself busy and immersed in work and you will feel as young as you think.
  • Make use of your knowledge and expertise. Take part in a mentoring program for the youth. You will be able to pass on your wisdom to the younger generation.
  • You can also volunteer in groups -involve your family and friends. There is nothing better than to work together with your loved ones .It will build up instant comfort levels for you.
  • Working for community service will also be a great way for you to meet and interact with new people.


What are the different types of community services that you can join?

Some of the many different community service programs available are:



  • Educational volunteer opportunities
  • Peace Corps
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Volunteer at Disaster Sites
  • Neighborhood Emergency Response
  • Teach for America
  • Hospice
  • Salvation Army
  • Rescue Mission


  • Educational volunteer opportunities

    Teaching is a rewarding experience in itself and through this community service you get to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children or children with disabilities.

    For more information, we suggest that you check at "Educational Volunteer Opportunities," on Future Years.
     
  • The Peace Corps

    The Peace Corps was established in 1961 and is an independent agency of the US government. There have been around 190,000 volunteers that have served in the Peace Corps to date.

    It aims to promote better understanding of Americans; the volunteers work in diverse fields like education, business development, health and fighting of HIV/AIDS, information technology, agriculture and environment and community development. 5 % of Peace Corps volunteers are over the age of 50.

    For more information, we suggest that you check at "The Peace Corps," on Future Years.


  • Habitat for Humanity

    Established in 1976, it has to date repaired and renovated about 250,000 homes, housing a million people. Its services have benefited people from all backgrounds, religions and races. Volunteers take part in the actual construction of houses and this offers a unique experience to them. Habitat for Humanity has build homes in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka and many other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

    For more information, we suggest that you check at "Habitat for Humanity," on Future Years.   
     
  • Volunteer at disaster sites

    There are several organizations like the American Red Cross and the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) that allow you to get registered as volunteers during disasters. Be it an earthquake, tornado, hurricane or a tsunami that destroys countless lives, you can join the volunteer services and help out. There are opportunities to help out within the US and abroad.

    For more information, we suggest that you check at "Volunteer at Disaster Sites," on Future Years. 
  • Neighborhood emergency response

    Neighborhood emergency response, also known as Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), or the Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) or Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a community service that is formed by volunteers who help during local emergency situations. Volunteers are given training in basic firefighting, search and rescue and in providing medical treatment. They work as a support for the emergency service providers. They move in right after disaster strikes and ensure that no time is wasted waiting for emergency professionals to arrive.


For more information, we suggest that you check at

"Neighborhood Emergency Response,"

on Future Years.


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