One of my favorite events I've done with my Aliso Viejo, CA 2020 girls blue group is volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House is an amazing non-profit organization whose mission is to create, discover, and support programs that benefit children's health. Ronald McDonald House allows families with sick children to stay … Continue reading Volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House!
An event my group attends every year is the Rose Float Parade in Pasadena, CA. Each time I go, I'm always awed by how Herculean tasks- like creating the entire Rose Float Parade- can be accomplished by the efforts of a group of selfless, caring people. According to Wikipedia, "the Rose Parade, hosted by the … Continue reading My Rose Parade Float Experience
In today's the world where the internet and digital landscape becomes more integral in people's everyday lives, many tasks have been transferred from the real world into the virtual world. Now, you can also volunteer online too! Virtual volunteering takes many forms: Website design or supportData entryEmail marketing or managementFundraising phone calls and outreachSocial media … Continue reading Virtual Volunteering Opportunities!
Be on time. If you have agreed to be somewhere to volunteer at a designated time, show up on time or call if you are running late. Everything is likely running on a tight schedule, so being late will cause trouble for the organizers. To ensure punctuality, here are some tips. First, search how long … Continue reading How to Prepare for a Volunteering Event + Volunteering Etiquette
A wonderful nonprofit to volunteer for is Meals on Wheels America, which aims to reduce elderly isolation and hunger and supports over 5,000 community-based programs across the country. According to their website, their vision is "an America in which all seniors live nourished lives with independence and dignity" and their mission is "to empower local … Continue reading Nonprofit Highlight: Meals on Wheels America
School should be in full swing for everyone, so here are 10 tips for volunteering during the busy school year! Keep an agenda. Keeping an agenda or calendar of your activities is especially important so you have a physical representation of your schedule and your availability. This way, you can easily tell when you’re … Continue reading 10 Back to School Tips for Volunteers!
The prospect of a new school year may seem very frightening, but in reality, there is nothing to be afraid of! School is what you make of it, so here are some tips that will help you make the best of this year. If you are a new student/freshman: Be sure to make a visit … Continue reading Back to School Tips for a Great School Year
Want to give back to the community but feel like you are too busy to do so? An amazing way you can do so is through craft projects. Here are some ideas on what you can do! Animal toys - Many animal shelters accept hand-made toys made from simple socks and fabric. Blankets - So many … Continue reading Volunteer Craft Ideas
Seniors who will be graduating this year — Congratulations! You all have worked hard, especially incorporating your volunteer work along with your studies. Lion’s Heart is extremely proud of all our graduating seniors, and we thank you for continuing to serve with us throughout your high school career. Being a first-time college student can be … Continue reading Why You Should Continue Volunteering as a College Student
A great way to give back to the community is to donate your used clothing to a thrift store or second-hand store. One of the best places to do that is Goodwill. Goodwill is an American nonprofit organization where you can donate all sorts of used goods which helps create jobs for those in need. … Continue reading Nonprofit Spotlight: Goodwill!