One of my favourite hobbies recently has been volunteering. I’ve always had an interest in volunteering for a wide variety of causes and organizations but I’ve found it particularly rewarding lately. Why? Probably because I’ve been spending a lot of time on myself – working to improve my bank account, health, mind, etc. – so it’s felt great to give back to others.
Of course, as a student, there’s not a lot of time or money to throw around, but volunteer work doesn’t have to take up much of either. One-day events are great for this. Last week, I volunteered at a garage sale fundraiser for the local food bank and it only took up 4 hours of one Saturday. Rewarding and fun without being time-consuming!
I highly encourage you to start doing some volunteering. It will give you a lasting happiness, a new appreciation for all the positives in your life, and an opportunity to make new friends.
What organizations do you volunteer for?