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Fit volunteering into your schedule

Creating the good doesn’t have to be a full-time job. If you know where to look, you can always find a way to fit some type of volunteering into your busy schedule. Here are a few to help you make a big difference – even if you have very little time.

Be a MicroMentor.

If being a mentor sounds like too much of a time commitment, give MicroMentoring a try. It’s a community that connects volunteers with entrepreneurs. As one of their business mentors, you can help budding businesses learn the ropes and up their chances for success. It’s a flexible way to apply your skills, ideas and past experiences to help solve business challenges. And since you can decide when and how you’re available, you can volunteer on your own time.

Write a guest blog post.

The Human Health Project provides a platform for people to connect over medical conditions – and which treatments have worked for them. By volunteering to write a blog post, you can share your medical journey with people that might be in the same boat as you. Just a single post can give other people advice, hope and a sense of camaraderie. Now that’s a big impact for just a little bit of time.

Give an hour to students.

Here’s a great opportunity to help underserved youth reach their fullest potential. Learn To Be makes it easy to help a student in math, science, reading and writing. You’ll meet up in a virtual classroom for a 1-on-1 tutoring session. All you need is an hour a week – and you can connect from anywhere, anytime you’re free. Apply today if that sounds like something you’d like to do.

Help to end homelessness.

Across the nation, a growing number of people are living in the streets. And often they need more than money, food or clothes – they need emotional support. Even if you volunteer once a month, any time you can share will make a meaningful impact. One way to help out is through the National Coalition for the Homeless, the oldest advocacy organization of its kind. Find volunteer opportunities at a local agency near you.

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Change the world. No passport required

Change the world. No passport needed

Want to be an international volunteer without leaving your nation, or even your town? Here are some ideas.