“The time is always right to do what is right.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Think about it. You get a lot from your community: education, parks and recreation, police and fire services, transportation, social services. Wouldn’t it be nice to give something back? Volunteering your time at an agency in your community is a way to do just that.
For example, hospitals are a great place to volunteer your time. They can be lonely places. Volunteering your time to work at the front desk or to transport patients to and from their rooms can be a way to add some kindness and cheer. Also, the hospital staff is probably overworked and would appreciate your help.
There are other agencies that need your help as well. Ask your school counselor or your pastor for some suggestions. You could volunteer to work in an office, be a tour guide, help clean up a local park, or make deliveries to the elderly. The list goes on.
You may even want to get some of your friends to work with you. Volunteering is contagious: other teens will catch it from you.
Make a difference in your community. Give something back.