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Volunteering can be a breeze

 

There are many different kinds of people in the world with different personalities, likes and dislikes. The good thing is there are many kinds of volunteering options, and with a little research and digging around, one that you might enjoy the most or are intrigued by will turn up.

 

 

 

So its easy to find something you enjoy and not just try to fulfill an obligation in order to graduate.

 

 

 

 

 

 If you live in Broward County, here are some helpful websites you might find useful.

 

 

 

¿     http://www.handsonbroward.org/HOC__Affiliate_Home_Page

 

     They also have a calendar you can view to see what day something happens: http://www.handsonbroward.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Calendar_Page

 

 

¿      Volunteer at a local hospital, there is so many to chose from but here is one of them Broward Health, http://www.browardhealth.org/volunteer

 

 

¿     Help Broward Partnership for the Homeless http://www.bphi.org/

 

 

 

If you live in Miami-Dade County, check out these links:

 

¿      The Hands On Miami isn’t up yet so they are using Hands on Broward’s temporarily. http://www.handsonbroward.org/HOC__Special_Event_Details_Page?id=a0MA000000GeuSgMAJ

 

¿     If you're interested in science, you might like this one. http://www.miamisci.org/www/volunteer.html

 

¿     The Miami Zoo offers a volunteer program as well. http://www.zsf.org/volunteers.asp?Id=696&parentId=43&rootId=9

 

 

 

 

Here is some websites for people who live in Palm Beach County:

 

¿     http://www.unitedwaypbc.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.Handsonpbc

 

 

 

¿     The Palm Beach zoo and conservatory center offers a cool youth program for volunteers. http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/volunteers-docents

 

 

¿     St. Mary’s medical center http://www.stmarysmc.com/en-us/ourservices/communityservices/pages/volunteers.aspx

 

 

 

If you are looking beyond South Florida, here are some websites you can use:

 

http://www.volunteerflorida.org/volunteer/

 

 

 

http://www.bestbuddiesflorida.org/site/c.kwL3KmN2LvH/b.1287605/k.BE04/Home.htm

 

 

 

http://www.allforgood.org/volunteer/opportunities

 

 

 

 

These websites are not the only volunteering options out there. Ask around your school about getting hours tutoring other people in math or science or even art.

 

 

 

Also, some clubs specialize in volunteering, such as Key Club or Habitat for Humanity. Ask a teacher if you can clean out their room toward the end of the school year, and pick up some hours then.

 

 

Local animal shelters and libraries also might need an extra hand.

 

 

The city you live in might need people to help them beautify a certain park or plant trees in a certain area. Check out your city’s website for volunteering options.

 

 

 

Remember most schools only accept service hours done with nonprofit organizations. Ask your counselors what restrictions there are and see if the place you're looking to volunteer at is approved by your school.

 

 

 

Good luck and happy volunteering.

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