The 15 minute volunteer activities really appealed to me. I love sending inspirational cards to hospitalized children –- it puts a smile on my face. Who knew I could touch a child's heart in just 15 minutes?
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 13, 2006
National Volunteer Week (April 23-29) is for busy people too. Non-profit organization Charity Guide showcases flexible volunteer opportunities, to help busy people make a difference in as few as 15 minutes or during a volunteer vacation.
Hectic lifestyles and unpredictable schedules don't need to be a barrier during National Volunteer Week, because CharityGuide.org enables even the hardest working people to volunteer -- from wherever they are and whenever they want.
Volunteer Jasmine Allgood appreciates the flexibility: "Charity Guide allows me to volunteer at my convenience. I don't have time to do traditional volunteering anymore since I work and go to school full-time. Fortunately, Charity Guide helps me do something kind when it's convenient for me, so I can feel good about volunteering again."
CharityGuide.org leverages the Internet to appeal to prospective volunteers on the cause of their greatest interest and at the moment of their greatest willingness to act. Featured causes include: animal protection, child protection, community and society, environment protection, health and safety, poverty and homelessness, and random acts of kindness.
"There is enormous, untapped kindness available from busy people who yearn for greater fulfillment through helping others, but are unable to commit to traditional volunteering opportunities," said Michael Organ, founder and executive director of Charity Guide. "Our purpose is to provide 'would-be volunteers' with service projects that are entirely flexible and immediately actionable."
To make it possible to complete a service project in as few as 15 minutes, Charity Guide works with investigative journalists and writers who do the research on potential volunteer opportunities, and then provide detailed "how to" instructions and links.
For instance, in just 15 minutes, volunteers can help reduce identity theft, avoid antifreeze poisoning, or even send an encouraging card to a chronically hospitalized child.
For volunteer Dee Vasquez, helping children is very meaningful: "The 15 minute volunteer activities really appealed to me. I love sending inspirational cards to hospitalized children –- it puts a smile on my face. Who knew I could touch a child's heart in just 15 minutes?"
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