Whether you have five minutes, five hours, or five days, you can do something good and feel good about it. Here's how.
Step 1: It's all good Your actions, big or small, can help your community. Don't have a lot of time to spare? Whatever you can give has a positive impact, and every bit of good counts. You can build a fence, build a home, or build a whole community – whatever feels right for you – it's all good.
Step 2: Find the right project Find the right project – one that helps you make service a part of your everyday life by letting you do it on your own terms, in your own time.
TIP: Check out volunteer opportunities at CreateTheGood.org, where you can narrow the search to your own neighborhood.
Step 3: Get loved ones involved Get friends, relatives, neighbors, and co-workers involved. It's a great way to create stronger bonds with the people in your life. Check out CreateTheGood.org for opportunities to make doing good a way of life.
Step 4: Create your own project Got a simply brilliant simple idea? Create your own good project. CreateTheGood.org makes it easy by offering ideas and tool kits, letting you post volunteer opportunities, and helping you share your experiences.
Step 5: Track your impact See exactly how your efforts make a difference: CreateTheGood.org tracks all the good that everyone is doing. Viewing your progress and the results of other people's efforts is great motivation!
Step 6: Join the party! Join the party! Be part of a new good movement: We can each be part of making our communities – and our country – better, one good deed at a time. And doing it feels great. Start creating the good now at CreateTheGood.org.
FACT: Volunteering is not just a good thing to do – it's good for you. Research shows that people who devote just two hours a week to charity work enjoy better health.
You Will Need
A feeling that you've got something good to give
A wish to help someone or something in your community