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NO CATEGORY / 14 December 2016
Volunteering Matters: 4 Steps to Make a Difference
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Brittanei Cain

Being a busy college student may be overwhelming, but I choose to make time to impact my community by being a positive role model, participating in community service and creating high impact experiences. My sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha provides me with ample opportunities to serve both face and community. Being involved in such an organization motivates me to set aside time to help others, like people who helped me. 

Mentorship is my favorite service to the world. Young African American girls need positive people to look up to and I strive to be that person. Seeing someone that looks like you make an impact in the world both academically and personally can help in more ways than you can imagine. Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and the Girl Scouts are always the first places I look when looking for community service opportunities! Helping young ladies find their self-worth is my passion. But what’s yours? And how can you get involved? 

Step One: Schedule times where you can commit to volunteering. 

Pick out a few days a month that you can volunteer your time serving others. There’s no limit to how much or how little you can volunteer; just make sure that you truly are making a difference. 

Step Two: Choose your area of interest. 

Choose a cause that interests you. The more fun you are having, the more likely it is for you to volunteer. Switch it up from time to time and explore different areas to stay involved. Maybe you can work with kids one week and volunteer at a soup kitchen the next one. 

Step Three: Invite your friends to join in on the fun. 

The More the Merrier! There is enough volunteering to go around and every can get involved. Grab a friend and change the world! 

Step Four: Stay consistent. 

When volunteering, stay consistent, especially when working with children. Your presence brightens your day and in order to build trust with them, you must stay committed. 

Volunteering isn’t about career progression, but it can definitely help expand your mindset and teach you necessary skills for the workplace. This month, keep in mind that you have the power to impact lives and gradually change the world for the better. 

Check out ProSky’s blog for more helpful tips on volunteering!