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Old 08-21-2014, 09:10 PM
 
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IMO, it's one of the greatest educational thing you can do. You will learn so much, and your time is appreciated.
I want to be useful to something without money being involved. I'm not really sure I have any special kills but I'll try to sort myself out.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:42 PM
 
Location: DFW/Texas
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I also think something like Habitat for Humanity or going to your local animal shelter would be great. You never know what kind of skills you have until you start trying different things out! Good luck and do me a favor and thank your parents for me- they raised their young man well
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Endless Concert
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volunteer at a womans abuse shelter,
you will get an eye opener and a nice guy will be appreciated
Most don't have men there.
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Endless Concert
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I'm 23 and I'm willing to help others but I feel like there isn't a good a volunteer activity that suits me.

It seems like everything is related to seniors or children.

Do you have any suggestions?
Pick a couple different types of ways to volunteer and see what you like there certainly is a need for it. It's so nice to hear you want to do this, it's a great gift to yourself and others.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm 23 and I'm willing to help others but I feel like there isn't a good a volunteer activity that suits me.

It seems like everything is related to seniors or children.

Do you have any suggestions?

It's easy to look online for charitable organizations in your area and find something that interests you. Do you want to donate time, money, or items? There are tons of causes out there looking for people willing to offer assistance. There's animal welfare organizations, the local food bank, homeless shelters, colleges looking for volunteer tutors, literacy programs, Habitat for Humanity, and those are just a few I can come up with. It's great that you care enough about your community to want to give something back. Too many people don't.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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The first thought that came to my head was something like Habitat for Humanity. Are you any good with tools or do you have the ability to learn? That helps entire families and the community overall.
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:20 AM
 
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Habitat for Humanity?
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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OP mentioned working with kids as a minus, but I know that organizations like Big Brother/Big Sister and the United Way are always looking for young men to be mentors to boys. A lot more women volunteer than men, so there's an imbalance.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I would do something that interests you. don't just think in terms of homeless people or senior citizens etc. What about firefighter?
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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Good luck and do me a favor and thank your parents for me- they raised their young man well
You should thank my mother.
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