This blog is written by Catherine O. from Barton College. If you go to Barton, and are interested in blogging for us, please leave a comment on this blog!
Yes, we all know that the economy is a bit rough right now and trying to find a good paying part time and/or full time job can be a nit hard sometimes. However, don&t let that be your excuse to give up and not work at all. There are a lot of alternatives to this such as volunteering and making a difference.
Volunteering in your community is such a great thing to do. Even if you do it for a week or the entire summer, the main point is that you made a difference somewhere, for someone or for something. Some people say that they don&t see any good coming out of volunteering but I happen to disagree with that. Whether you know it or not volunteering is not only beneficial to the cause that you are helping but very beneficial to yourself. Volunteering looks good on your college application and resume. It can possibly lead to you getting a paying job or help you develop interests that you never knew about! Also, just giving you a good feeling that you did something good and people appreciate it!
With all of that being said, if you have spare time and you are just sitting on your mother&s couch go out and volunteer! Make a difference and enjoy it because you never know what may come out of it.
To give you that extra push, check out these websites listed below that will help you find that volunteer opportunity near you!