Many can attest to the good feeling you get when doing a selfless act for someone else.  The benefits of volunteer and charitable events can be greater than most people realize.  The Corporation for National & Community Service states, “. . . when we share our time and talents, we:

  • Solve problems
  • Strengthen communities
  • Improve lives
  • Connect to others
  • Transform our own lives”

A great goal for the new year is to strive for the betterment of your community.  To make the first step easier, a number of organization have worked to provide a network of available volunteer opportunities.  Volunteer Match and are just two of the many sites that not only list volunteer openings, but also allow you to create and organize your own community initiative.