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Volunteer at a Homeless Shelter

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In 2005, an estimated 100 million people worldwide were homeless, and as many as 1 billion people live as squatters, refugees or in temporary shelter, all lacking adequate housing.

Most countries provide a variety of services to assist homeless people. They often provide food, shelter and clothing and may be organized and run by community organizations (often with the help of volunteers) or by government departments.

There are several ways to get started as a volunteer. Here are some simple steps on how to start volunteering

  1. Check at local food pantry or other non-profit organization whether they are hosting this type of activity.
  2. Sign up and make sure to ask what are the specific needs that are currently in deficit.
  3. Sign up for the serving opportunity such as: cooking the foods, serving to the homeless, teaching the homeless language or other skills.
 

Success stories

Scott Bair

Feb 21 at 03:37 am
Many times, but I think the first time was when I was about 16.

Mersadise Zartman

Feb 20 at 10:36 am
Youth group

Evie Sanders

Feb 14 at 15:13 pm
volunteered at the Whitaker thanksgiving dinner.

Shyanne Marlett

Jan 02 at 07:31 am
fun