Where do I start?
If you are anything like me that’s usually the question I always begin with before taking on any type of community service project. Here are some tips to help your 7 Day Chapter get started.
1. Do what you love.
This is the best place to start when thinking of a place to volunteer. If you like painting, find an old house or fence that could use a touch up. Maybe you like hanging out and playing games with kids, find a Boys and Girls club or a place like Buckner’s Children Home in your community were you and your friends could lend a hand.
2. Think Simple.
You don’t have to plant an entire garden your first outreach. Start with something manageable like picking up trash around your neighborhood or taking a few hours to volunteer with a local homeless shelter. If you can, take one or two people with you on your first 7 Day project and as you continue to do more and your chapter grows you can take on larger projects.
3. Ask Questions.
Need is all around you, but sometimes its hard to find. Use a search engine to find non profit organizations in your community or ask parents and friends if they know an organization that needs help. Rarely has there ever been a time when I stumbled across a service opportunity by chance, but trust me, they are out there and they need you now!
So there you have it. Ready to get started? Awesome!
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