In the first part of this series, the benefits of community service were discussed, and two suggestions for finding ways to get involved were offered. Here are some more recommendations:
1. Get in touch with the local school district. Many schools recruit volunteers to read to children with special needs or to attend school trips. If you have a special skill, you might consider leading a class. If you were an academic star, you could tutor children. Be prepared to undergo a thorough background check before you begin your volunteer work.
2. Go to the local animal shelter. This is perfect for animal lovers. Many shelters have a lot of animals that need a lot of attention. You could help with adoptions, be a dog walker, or be a pet foster parent.
3. Consider combining your desire to contribute to society with socializing. There are many groups, such as Rotary clubs, that organize volunteer outings while making connections between people.
About the Author: Collins Olorondu believes deeply in the value of community service and is very active in his community. Professionally, he is the CEO of Rural Ambulance Service, Inc.