Summer is here and now is the chance to get involved in your community. In between summer vacation and trips to the beach, sign up to volunteer and give a little bit of your time. It's no secret that volunteering reduces stress and anxiety, and makes people feel happier so jump into a local project this summer that will make a real difference. Here are four tips to get you started.
1) Do Something You've Never Done Before
If you're an avid volunteer, you may have developed a particular comfort zone or area of expertise: maybe it's education or the environment or even a career-related aspect of volunteering. If you want to really spice up your volunteering, try something completely different. If you volunteer in marketing, try copywriting instead. If you volunteer at an educational agency, try an environmental one. You'll broaden your horizons, discover new things, and best of all, you'll be able to work efficiently with other volunteers and agencies even if you go back to your old volunteer comfort zone.
2) Make It A Summer-Long Affair