When most people think “volunteer,” a vision of a hospital, school or shelter may spring to mind. But people need help all over—and sometimes, the type of help they need isn’t immediately apparent. Why not try some of these less-traveled volunteer roads?
You may have unusual skills and experience that are a perfect fit for a niche organization. Maybe you’re not free during normal business hours, or you don’t have a predictable schedule each week. Or maybe you’re just looking for something new and interesting. These ideas can get you thinking outside the traditional volunteer box.
Or use your creativity to create a product that raises awareness, suits a special diet or solves a problem—and share the results. It worked for Paul Newman! Just don’t forget to log your successes with Create the Good so others can learn from them—it’s all part of sharing your gifts.