How to Help Support Charitable Work
Charity work is probably one of the few “jobs” that offers a real sense of feeling good and doing good for others. There are not many fields where you get the feeling of making a difference and helping someone without any strings attached. Sure, one might make the argument that a doctor or nurse helps others, but keep in mind they are being paid to do so. They are paid well to do their job. In the world of karma and feeling good helping others and receiving a pay check while doing so doesn’t count.
Doing charity work is not easy. The fact that you are not paid for your work is enough to make it very difficult. I mean, we all have bills to pay right? It takes commitment, dedication, passion, patients and a real drive to want to make a difference without any strings or expectations. Not even in the form of karma. That’s right in order for karma to work you must give without expectation. Without seeking reciprocity, that is our mindset when we give to charity.
Sure there are plenty of folks that do charity work for the social aspect or the status aspect of what charity work affords. But the true winners in the world of charity are the recipients and those that give without expectation.
Get A Sense Of Well Being
There are very few opportunities that give us that sense of well being. You can take care of your cat, or your neighbour and feel good, but your supposed to do that. Try helping a complete stranger without any expectation or need for reciprocity. The sense of well being alone from that act will pay for itself with a longer and happier life for you. Not many occupations can make a claim anything like that.
Get New Skills & A Better Job
There is no better way to get new skills than to do something for free. Unlike a paid job where an employer would need someone with experience, because he is paying you, a charity position will allow you to take on responsibilities that would take years to get on a paying job. Charities have all the same function of a fortune 500 company but since they are not paying they can’t be as selective with whom they delegate their duties to. For this reason you can pick up some very valuable skill sets in a quick way.
A side benefit is the wow factor when you add a charity job to your resume. There is no better way to say you are a good, honest, hard working person than to include a charity position for which you were not paid. Now this only works well if you also have a decent paying job in addition to your charity work. You don’t want a potential employer to think that you will work for him for free.
One of the easiest ways to help non-profits nowadays is to donate money online. We have found that one of the best ways to donate to a charity is using GivingAssistant.org. This is a website that provides coupon and promo codes to be used when shopping online. However, when you save money on your purchase some of that money is then donated to non-profit organizations by Giving Assistant.
Whatever the case may be doing charity work has many benefits and if you check back here often we will post some cool items that might help you on your path.