Maybe you’re an avid volunteer and take up a lot of opportunities or maybe you’re new to volunteering but either way, you can never go wrong when you decide to take up an opportunity with helping the community. No matter who you are, you want to help the community save on resources and money but you also want to help people or causes. As a mother, you want to show your kids how good it feels to volunteer and how good it will make you feel to give a little time out of their day to help someone or something else. No matter what organization, cause, or charity you decide to volunteer for, there are millions of them out there but you need one in Mississippi. You’ll be glad to know that Mississippi has no shortage in volunteering opportunities and with some of them, you can even involve your children with the opportunities.
Volunteering opportunities are usually fairly easy to find but sometimes if you’re specific or short on time, it can test your patience. In hopes that I can provide you with some assistance, I have written an article with some of the volunteer opportunities available in the state of Mississippi. Now keep in mind, I will only provide you with a few results so I still suggest you do more research.
Volunteer | CARA – Community Animal Rescue and Adoptions Mississippi
This is an opportunity for animal lovers and offers a few different opportunities for those who want to help animals. If you can, you can foster a pet but if you can’t actually do that, there are more than enough other opportunities for you. Between helping with the fundraising to picking up items and dropping them off at shelters, to a few others, you are sure to meet the requires of something from this opportunity.
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Whether you have a lot of time or only a little bit of time, this opportunity can meet your needs if you want to try this out. Whether you’re into history or the aquatic life, this opportunity is sure to please you in some way. Between greeters to educators to helping with special events, and others, this is sure to have an opportunity you’re interested in.
Volunteer| American Red Cross of Mississippi
You can never go wrong when you volunteer for the American Red Cross and there’s a good reason for that. They are always one of the first organizations to help out when natural disasters happen and the can always use volunteer whether there’s a natural disaster or not. They have a volunteer program, a youth volunteer program, and an intern volunteer program. At the bottom of the page, you can see what opportunities are available for both adults and youth.
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Volunteer – University of Mississippi Medical Center
Now this is a good opportunity for those who enjoy the medical field or want to get involved in that area. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old age and 30 hours a year is required for your application to this opportunity to be accepted. There are different opportunities to choose from those and depending on your age and what exactly you want to do will depend on the opportunity you take on.
MS Museum of Natural Science
If you’re someone who enjoys museums or who is into and/ or supports natural resources, this might be an opportunity you want to consider. They have volunteer programs for adults, college students, teens, and youth, so they consider everyone. They do have a few options in regards to the types of opportunities you can choose so it’s definitely a consideration.
Humane Society of South Mississippi Volunteer Opportunities
Now this is another one for animal lovers and I know I included two for animal lovers but I think it’s appropriate in these situations. Humans and causes need help but sometimes those cases involve animals and animal lovers would agree. Now the website is where most of the information is but you can choose between a few different opportunities and if you can’t foster, that is more than okay because not everyone can. There are different ways you can help if this opportunity doesn’t fit your needs and the website can give you more information.
I hope this article at least gave you a good idea of what is available for you and keep in mind, these are only a few of the many opportunities available to you. If you decide to do your own research, put in your city or county and see if it provides you with better results. If you’d rather not rely on the internet for everything, check your churches, your local food banks, and all around your community for opportunities. I have no doubt you will find the right opportunity for you as long as you don’t give up and you keep your patience.
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