If you want to help some good, worthwhile, local causes, there is a new way to do just that.
JustServe.org is a great conduit linking people who want to serve with the organizations that need the service.
Now it has become the newest tool for local nonprofits, which rely on the money but more importantly the effort of local people to keep their missions moving forward.
The idea is simple: Local nonprofits list the opportunities they have for people to volunteer. Then, potential volunteers sign up to fill the needs that exist all around them.
In the process, the two sides of the equation help one another make our local area a better place to live, work, worship, learn and raise our children. That is a winning formula.
You can see what’s out there for yourself by logging on at JustServe.org and entering your zip code. The site then turns up a list of volunteering opportunities for you that are all around the area.
The really promising part is that it gives people who want to do good a better and easier way to do it.
We have dozens of organizations that are putting volunteers to work to better the lives of others. And we have countless people who want to lend a hand. This helps them match up the supply with the demand.
Here are just a few testimonials from people who have used the service and look forward to the good it can do.
“Joining JustServe gave me the opportunity to volunteer at the Thibodaux Food Bank. I had a wonderful experience and I hope I have the opportunity to volunteer again.” -- Brittany Gros, an MBA student at Nicholls State University from Raceland.
“It was heartwarming to see their faces light up as they left. Knowing that I was able to impact someone else’s life in such a positive way gives me a new outlook on life.” -- Sydney Matherne, who volunteered at the Thibodaux Food Bank.
“I am so excited about this project. I’ve done a lot of volunteer work for the community through the years and I think I see more potential in this project than anything I have seen in years. It’s really exciting on what it can do for our area.” -- Murray Dennis of Thibodaux.
Sounds like this is a welcome improvement that should make a huge difference to the people and organizations that use it.
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