It’s important and rewarding to volunteer, but sometimes it can be challenging to narrow down the scope of your interests.
Here are five wonderful places around Washington, D.C., that are definitely worth your volunteer efforts -- and each has a vastly different cause!here, and see volunteer options and fill out their questionnaire here. And if you just don’t have the time to come in and help out, you may also donate your gently used work clothes to the organization. [caption id="attachment_6608" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Courtesy of razoo.com[/caption] play with them in the park. To learn more about your options, you can visit the organization’s website here. Also, if you’re looking to adopt a pet, whether it be a dog, cat, or hamster, the Humane Rescue Alliance is the perfect place to do it. You’ll be saving an animal’s life and adding love and happiness into yours. You can learn more about adoption here. [caption id="attachment_6609" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Courtesy of wjla.com[/caption]
here. [caption id="attachment_6610" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Courtesy of twitter.com[/caption] “citizen-ambassador for Washington, D.C., acquainting travelers with the unique experiences and traditions of the capital city, and building cross-cultural understanding and socially aware travel.” This is such a fun volunteer opportunity -- and who knows? Maybe you’ll have a few friends to visit abroad soon! You can learn more about the organization and how to get involved here. [caption id="attachment_6611" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Courtesy of booking.com[/caption] “provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty” in the local community. With an organization like this, you can be very flexible with the way you volunteer. If you’re thinking something quick and easy, you can donate your non-perishable food or maybe spend a weekend helping out at a homeless shelter or food bank. You can also become much more involved by participating in advocacy and providing expert social, medical, and legal services. To get a better sense about what all you can do for Bread for the City, you can visit their website here. [caption id="attachment_6612" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Courtesy of grassroots.groupon.com[/caption] Have you volunteered with or donated to any of these organizations before? Let us know your experiences in the comments below!