If you have the desire to travel abroad this year, look into volunteering in other countries. My last trip abroad was spent helping out at clinics and schools in Guatemala, and I can honestly say that there is no better way to get to know another country than by volunteering there. Guatemala is a beautiful place, and the people there are so friendly and welcoming that they pull you in from day one. Continue reading
New technology has brought with it a variety of ways to help others, and find help for yourself. Every now and then, there’s a news story about someone who has either asked for financial help, or has been rallied for by others online. One recent instance of this online call for help, was a fund set up for an elderly woman who was bullied while working as a bus aid. Another recent call for help was made by a young woman who needed help paying for college. Both of these stories, as well as the many others popping up in the news, are inspiring more and more people around the globe to help out others in need.
One of the greatest experiences that I had volunteering, was at a men’s shelter outside of Philadelphia. I loved it there because the majority of the men that I met were incredibly motivated to rebuild their lives. The shelter I worked at had a great program that helped these men learn how to go to interviews, write resumes, and find steady paying jobs. This shelter was set up so that the men could go on living their own lives, but yet get the help and advice that they needed to improve them.
People have been volunteering for hundreds of years.
Volunteering and giving back is a vital part of a society and a community. But where and when did this altruistic act begin? Continue reading
Habitat for Humanity volunteers.
For many people, volunteering their time is one of the most valuable gifts that they can give. Whether it is in a small way or a big way, everyone should volunteer every so often, if not regularly, and give back to the world or their local community. Continue reading
Do I really need that?
Preparing for college can be just as exciting as it can be nerve wrecking. Many students and families find themselves struggling to fit every last thing into the car before finally leaving for school. But the question remains- do I really need that? Continue reading
Before I even contemplated where I wanted to go for college, I knew one thing- it was going to be expensive. The last thing I wanted to do was to find myself in debt, so I began searching the web to try and find ways that would help me significantly cut the costs of going to the university of my dreams. Continue reading
Is college too expensive?
For most graduating high school seniors, the thought of going to college is one of the most exciting and thrilling. But even before ultimately choosing a school to attend post-graduation, a prospective student finds themselves paying before they even step foot into their dorm room. Continue reading
If you’re interested in volunteering, then I have the perfect opportunity for you. If you’re in the Arkansas area, then you can sign up to help out during the LGPA Tourney, which will be happening in late June of this year. Continue reading
Some people look up to celebrities who have won award for acting or singing, while I look up to someone much different. Continue reading