Do you want to make the world a better place, but you also identify as internet trash and haven't left the house in three days? (Or have a legitimate reason you can't go out?) It's OK! You can help from your couch or even from your computer chair.
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Dogs are pros at making you feel better when you've had a bad day or you're couch-bound while sick, and they can help other people feel the same expansive dog love with a little training. Training your dog to be a therapy dog means they will be able bring joy to children who are stuck in the hospital, provide companionship for older folks, and comfort those with disabilities.
Getting fired or laid off can be a frustrating, emotional experience. You're not sure what to do with your time, and worse, sometimes you start to question your value. Volunteering gives you a productive outlet for coping with the situation.
Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, but it can also fill in large gaps in your resume between jobs.
Most people use LinkedIn to connect with coworkers old and new, meet new people in their field, and search for jobs or networking opportunities. Now, the service can help you find volunteering opportunities too, and match you up with charities and non-profit organisations that need your skills and can offer you valuable experience in return.
We already know that volunteering can improve your life expectancy, but it also turns out it can increase your chances of getting hired. A recent LinkedIn survey reinforces the usefulness of letting potential employers now about your volunteer activities.
A couple of weeks ago Wendy posted a number of ideas on how to save a life with your computer. It was a great idea and a great list of ways you can use your computer or the net to make a difference in someone's life. It inspired me to throw in my $0.02 worth on the topic, and mention some worthwhile Aussie ventures you can support online as well.