Giving back does good, feels good, and is good for you. If you don't have the spare cash to donate to worthy causes, perhaps you have some extra time. Showing up to help out is a lot more fun than just writing a check anyway. But time is a precious resource, so before committing to a volunteer opportunity, do a little research. Here are some helpful questions to ask yourself that will help you choose a charitable venture that's worth your time.
Want to Volunteer? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions
What Do I Care About?
What Do I Want to Gain?
How Much Time Do I Have?
Who Would I Like to Work With?
Where Do I Find Volunteer Opportunities Near Me?
ICAN: Changing Lives of Disadvantaged Youth
In Chandler, Arizona, the ICAN after-school program is helping change the lives of children in at-risk neighborhoods