There are many ways that you can benefit from giving back to your community. Donating your time and resources will not only help the community, but it can also make you happier. There are a number of ways you can make a difference. Below is a list of ideas to get started:

Tutor A Student
Many students are struggling in school and could use some extra help outside of the classroom. That is why tutors are in high demand. You can make a difference in the life of a student by tutoring. Keep in mind that you do not necessarily have to tutor a student in academics. You can also teach life skills, such as cooking and sewing.

Donate
Whether you have old clothes and shoes or a car you don’t need any more, donating the unused items are a great way to put them to better use. For example, you can donate a car you can’t or don’t use anymore to Newgate School. This school offers auto mechanics and auto body training to students who are unemployed or underemployed. Food, first-aid items and clothing are also important things you can donate. There is always a need for the basics.

Serve Meals
More people than you might think go hungry each day. You can help fight hunger in this country by serving meals. Meals On Wheels is one of the organizations that provides warm meals to the less fortunate. You can also sever at a soup kitchen in your area.

Volunteer At A Hospital
Hospitals are always looking for volunteers. There are many things you can do at a hospital. For example, you can sit with patients, help with food service and work in the information booth.

Coach A Youth Sports Team
Many children want to participate sports, but they are unable to because there are not enough volunteers. That is why you can help your community by coaching a youth sports team. Sports benefit children by teaching them discipline, teamwork and responsibility. It also helps them stay physically-fit.

You can make a difference in the lives of others by giving back to your community. You can also enrich your own life. These ideas are just a few that can make a difference in someone else’s life.

Author's Bio: 

Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO and often writes about family, health, home and lifestyle. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family when she isn't writing.