Volunteering changes lives.
Wish to make the world a better place, but not sure how to get started? No need to invent something new, negotiate the next big peace treaty, or become a vigilante superhero. The simplest way to make the world better is simply by volunteering.
In life there comes a point when you take a pause, look around and realize we have it pretty good. That is the moment when you discover that no matter how many points the dow has dropped or how high the prices of everything becomes, we still live like Kings and Queens compared to a lot of poor people in the world. Afterwards comes the wave of motivation, charity, compassion, inspiration, among others that moves a person to say “I want to do something, want to make a difference.”
It is probably the biggest step; realizing that you can make a difference, however, after the beautiful humbling moment of self-realization where you decide to say “yes”; and then comes that more complicated and often de-motivating thought of “how”?.
Volunteering is a wide term. It can be as complicated or simple as you like. And also can mean anything from sweeping / cleaning a local market, picking up trash to teaching in a school or helping out in an orphanage in your country. Sometimes you don’t have to go anywhere to do it but once you chose to travel than staying home, the chances are endless.
Most things in life are self-perpetuating, that is why when someone does something nice to us, and we also reciprocate to someone else. It is possible you might change the world or find and fill some need so vital, impacting positively to an entire culture. Still you might just hammer a nail that holds a humble home for someone who is less fortunate. Everyone can do something to change this world into a better place.
Volunteering solves problems; many people observe problems and merely complain about them. However, volunteering allows you to address an issue yourself. Most volunteers have founded neighborhood groups that identify and report problems associated with local infrastructure and services as an effective way of improving transportation and services in an area. While others may just sit back and wait for someone else to do something about the problem. But the volunteer brings it up to the attention of the proper authorities and get real results.
There are problems which seem to be easily fixed, like feeding the homeless, but most people tend to ignore and appear to be less concerned. But if you volunteer, you can help to give some little food to the people in need and other necessities to improve their lives. Plus speaking with first-hand knowledge to people who only complain.
Volunteering is very vital in everyone’s life. And to change the world doesn’t require you to be rich or be successful in everything you do. As long as you have a willing heart that is ready to reach out to vulnerable people in the world is enough to change the world.