- The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mahatma Gandhi
Volunteer at a Homeless Shelter
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
- Check at local food pantry or other non-profit organization whether they are hosting this type of activity.
- Sign up and make sure to ask what are the specific needs that are currently in deficit.
- Sign up for the serving opportunity such as: cooking the foods, serving to the homeless, teaching the homeless language or other skills.