When someone is a volunteer, it means that person gives his or her time and skills to a service, project, or organization in order to give back to those in need and make their community a better place! Volunteers are not paid and give their time for free simply because it’s a good deed to help others!
The types of volunteering that people can do are endless! You can volunteer to help plant trees, visit the elderly, collect food for the hungry, pick up trash, weed a vegetable garden, build a playground, and more! (You can even start your own brand-new volunteer project if you see a need!) Some volunteer projects take place in just one day, while others might occur regularly, like weekly or monthly. People volunteer because it feels good to help out. It also provides lots of opportunities for learning and can even be lots of fun!