Volunteering is a really great thing to do. There are so many opportunities out there for volunteers but which one to decide on? Honestly you have to go with where your hearts at. A lot of people love animals and want to see them get what they need. There are plenty of pet food pantries and animal shelters out there that need peoples help to keep these organizations going. There are not cheap to run and most are non-profit, so it’s even tougher.
Reason # 1 – Help keep the pet population down
A lot of these animal shelters usually offer free spay and neuter for dogs and cats. This is extremely helpful in order to keep the stray pet population down. It also provides many health benefits when animals get spayed and neutered. Also, these organizations need people to help fill up trucks, clean up, and various other jobs that keep their organization alive.
Reason # 2 – Help awesome people
Most of the people who run these type of organizations usually are really cool people who are just out there to help out our planet. They want to best for us and everyone on this planet, including the animals. The fact that some of these people run these organizations with no profit to themselves is amazing. Some people won’t even get out there and help their selves, much less, helping someone else for free.
Reason # 3 – Get Credit
You can get credit for court or community service by offering to volunteer at an animal shelter or pet food pantry. It’s not the best way to say that you volunteered but you are helping a worthy cause and that means something. Plus, animals are really fun to be around and they don’t boss you around or talk back to you. It’s also good if you need to volunteer for college or school, most shelters have the paperwork needed in order to be verified as a place that you can complete volunteer or community service hours. I would suggest calling around before you decide on the shelter that you want to volunteer for, not all of them are accredited.
There are a lot of great benefits that you can receive from volunteering but the most important reason should be to help out our brothers and sisters of the world. We are all one whether we believe it or not and donating your time is the least you can do to help out the cause.