Not flush with cash, but still want to do good for others?
Get started by identifying a local nonprofit, getting in touch, and asking about their specific needs. If you have particular skills or talents (such as coding or fluency in another language), mention them, because they might be of use. Many organizations need help with outreach and administrative work, but if you have a legal background, for example, you can offer pro bono legal services. And if you have free nights or weekends, getting trained to cover overnight shifts at your local anti-violence program’s crisis hotline could be an option.
Use VolunteerMatch.org to find a place near you if you need a push in the right direction. If you’re a white person interested in helping fight for racial justice, you can look up your local chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). Or you can find your local chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and volunteer. If you’re interested in defending the rights and safety of LGBTQ folks near you, check out the National Coalition of Anti-violence Programs (NCAVP) for a local organization in need of volunteers.
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