9. Help Meal on Wheels
The organization, which ensures that shut-ins and the poor have enough to eat, has a web page to help you find chapters in your area.
Spend part of your day not only delivering the meals, but offering an ear to those who might not have everyday human contact.
10. Check out your local YMCA
The Y offers endless ways to give your community a boost. Perhaps you want to motivate young people to develop education skills and community relationships. Or maybe you hope to help adults to live in a healthier way.
You can also coach sports teams and teach classes.
11. Join a choir
Former journalist Henry David Rosso and his choir have sung at hospices, shelters and correctional institutes. The correctional institutes made the strongest impressions on my former colleague, who recalls:
“There were tears all around. One year, at the first dorm it took a little longer to set up the sound equipment and our director looked up at the inmates and apologized and one of the inmates yelled back, ‘That’s OK, we’re not going anywhere.'”
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