These days we live in what seems to be a time-deprived world. We sit on our couch at the end of the day wondering, “Just where did the time go?” With the fast-paced drive that we all seem to have, multi-tasking is always a necessary method of ensuring we’ve accomplished at least 80 out of the quadrillion things on our list!
Listening to an audio book while we drive, visiting the super marts where we can shop for our son’s shoes, pick up a chicken dinner and movie rental all while scheduling a doctor appointment over the phone are just a few of the many ways we’ve learned to cut time and pressure.
But, have you ever thought of volunteering as a way to multi-task? Many of us have had the passion for giving back to the communities in which we live but just don’t seem to have the time to do it. Here are just a few samples of how to clear a few extra minutes on the dreaded clock:
- Quality Time with Family & Friends – Think of an opportunity to volunteer at a location where you can join a group. Maybe packing food boxes at a local food bank with your family, schedule an outing to assist with a neighborhood project or join a friend at a local youth organization where you can read to kids or organize an activity where everyone is involved.
- Make New Friends – Meet others with similar passions and interests and also have an opportunity to network, building relationships that may land you that new job while you contribute time and talent to those in need.
- Newly Retired - Miss having that regular schedule? Volunteer at a non-profit agency on a weekly basis. Just a few hours per week will bring much needed help to the organization and fulfill your need to have a schedule without the required 9 to 5.
- Expand Your Resume with New Skills and Experience – Adding new skills through volunteer experience is always a positive whether for resume building or personal fulfillment. Brush up on your marketing skills by assisting with a fundraiser or add to your excellent planting skills with an Earth Day project.
There are several ways that you can check items off of your list while donating a small amount of time. And even when you feel you just can’t commit to an hour or two out of your day, find a worthy cause you are most passionate about and take a few moments to make a small monetary donation. A little always goes a long way.
If you are interested in volunteering or making a donation to Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, please contact our office at 602-252-8494 or visit our website at http://phoenix.wehelpwomen.com