lil kunj gets inspired to volunteer
Christmas is quickly creeping up upon us. Most of us are probably thinking about how to fit some last minute present shopping in or panicking over what to buy the special people in our lives. I’ve been asked a few times by people what I want for Christmas, and as much as I love presents and all things materialistic my response so far has been “nothing”. Over the past few days I’ve been pondering and thinking about all the people who are in worst of situations than myself.
Whilst I’ll be no doubt getting various family members gifts (the little nieces and nephews to be precise) because they expect them and at the moment they are little! I made the decision that the gift I really want to give this year, a gift that I’ll feel happy giving, is my time. I thought giving my time to a charity would probably be much more worthwhile and that it’ll probably help make someone who really needs cheering up smile, even if it is for a brief moment. I haven’t decided which charity yet, but I’ve decided that I’m most likely to volunteer at one of the local homeless charities.
You see all this pondering got me thinking. I have a bit of spare time on my hands at the moment, so why not spend a couple of hours a week volunteering?! I also got inspired after reading Jay Caniel’s blog, about how he regularly volunteers, it made me realise that a lot of charities and organisations are heavily reliant on volunteers. There are a lot of charities out there where you don’t have to volunteer weekly, if you can’t fit it in. They are more than happy for people to volunteer monthly or even just a couple of times a year, but they would appreciate our time and help. Surely sparing those couple of hours is more worthwhile than watching that episode of Home and Away or Eastenders, which I’m sure we could fit in at some other point. Think about it and if you have some time to spare, go and help. It’ll brighten up someone’s day!