Last year, while I fill up my Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs, opportunity to volunteer always knocks on my door. I was focusing on family and to gather income streams last year, so what I have done was mostly online support and donation.
I was able to participate in a 2 month project that studies the effect of 4PS, DSWD government project, in poor communities last year. But that was my last hands on field project.
For those who would like to go out there and participate in field work, here’s more suggestions from friends who have their own goodness project:
1. Community Immersions via Homestays
Applicable for city dwellers who would like to try a change of lifestyle and help the communities at the same time. You will get to understand richness in another form too.
2. Pet advocates
To those who love dogs and cats and other pets, why not go the extra mile and volunteer in animal shelters? I love Save All movement because the online community is very active. I just hope the movement branch out to other provinces as well.
3. Environment Advocacies
Help Mother Nature bring back it’s beauty. And while you travel and emit carbon emissions, might as well join tree planting activities to offset your carbon footprints. You can also help raise funds to families who cannot afford to buy solar powered lamps.
4. Adopt an orphan or homeless
I haven’t done this yet except that I’d host couchsurfers in our home, I’d like to do this in the future though.. once my family is open to the idea of adopting.
5. Support Farmers and Urban Gardening. We are accepting admins in different parts of the country, please message the fb page for details.
6. Others. Do you have projects that needs volunteers? Let me know so I can promote your project.