7 Ways to Get Involved in 2018!
Maybe you want to get more involved in your community in 2018? That's admirable! Not to mention that volunteering can have unexpected benefits to your career, health, and mental well being.
But where to start? What do you love to do? What community organizations do you value?
EXIT Greater Realty holds a food drive in our office each year for our agents who want to give back. It's a lot of fun!
If you're an animal lover, New Life Pet Adoption Center is always looking for volunteers! This month they are having orientation sessions for new volunteers on Saturday January 13th and Saturday January 27th at 1pm. If you're interested, you can RSVP by calling 715.443.6699.
Readers may be interested in volunteering for the Marathon County Public Library's Summer Reading Program or Homebound Program. There may be other chances to get involved as well, depending on the needs of the community.
The Neighbor's Place in Wausau is always looking for volunteers to support their food pantry and other programs. Check out what opportunities are available and sign up to be contacted to volunteer.
Why not enjoy some time in the sun at a community garden?
The Good News Project in Wausau has an E-cycling program that helps people safely dispose of electronics, a community garden, and other fun programs. They need volunteers all year long.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NorthCentral Wisconsin is a fun way to make a difference in the life of a child in your community. Families, couples, or individuals can volunteer to spend an hour or two with a child who needs a positive role model.
If your whole workplace would like to volunteer, United Way has several options for individuals or groups of work friends to make a difference in the local community.
Volunteer opportunities can include kids and families as well. You can find something to work with your schedule.
If none of these options sound right for you, check out VolunteerMatch.org- a searchable database of volunteer opportunities in your local area. You can check for ways to help that work with your work schedule or require a special skill that you have.