We have a world of knowledge at our fingertips with a mobile phone. We spend roughly 3 hours a day on our mobile phones. Why not use that time to do some good? Mobile phones make it easy to find a way to give to people, the planet or animals. Below are some simple ways to give back.
So how can you use your mobile phone to give? There are non-profits around the world that exist to help others help the world. You can search google or call your local government information center to connect you to one of these organizations. Many of these places will have a referral counselor who will assist you in doing good in your community.
One inspiring example of this is Volunteer Toronto. Volunteer Toronto’s website features an easy to use search portal where local non-profits can post volunteer positions. From advocacy to yard work, there are many fun opportunities to choose from. You can also choose to volunteer for less than a day to 3 months or more. The website also features guides on how to start volunteering, and resources to teach organizations on better ways to manage volunteers.
Volunteer Toronto also has two brick and mortar locations where their friendly staff guide people through the process of finding meaningful volunteer positions.
I like this idea and how you can use your mobile phone to give. Have you often been told you’re a good listener? Can you keep calm in stressful situations? Do you get along with people? A crisis hotline may be your calling. Volunteers get trained in transferable skills like active listening and volunteer problem solving. People who have been hotline volunteers have gone on to have careers as social workers and psychologists.
Crisis hotlines exist to help those in need when they have no one else to turn to. It is a vital support system for people that may not have the access to mental health professionals. Many crisis lines run on the kindness and hard work of volunteers. Crisis text lines are an addition to the traditional phone system. Crisis text lines were created to reach out to vulnerable young people. Many crisis lines will train volunteers to work from home usually on a computer or mobile phone.
We use social media to connects us with what’s trending around the world. There is always something to keep us entertain from cat videos to the endless news cycle. Unfortunately our frequent use of social media has been linked to increased symptoms of anxiety and depression. This is because, in part, we put glamorized versions of ourselves online.
We can change how and why we use social media. Why not give your charitable acts the spotlight they deserve? Swap out a couple selfies on Instagram for post of you and your friends volunteering. Start following organizations that do good in the world and encourage your followers to do the same. Finally, follow us @365give.ca on Instagram for a daily dose of giving inspiration.
Use Click To Give Options For Your Give Of The Day
Sign a petition, donate a dollar, like a charities social media page, follow a local business you support, place a positive comment on someone’s social page. We continue to list easy click to give options that make your daily give as easy as 1, 2, 3. Get started with this blog posts that lists 10 click to give ideas.
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