The power of volunteers should never be underestimated. In fact, volunteers form the heart and soul of the Nicodemus Wilderness Project and many other nonprofit organizations around the world. Volunteers bring enthusiasm, insight, and inspiration to a project. They truly make our mission come alive and are themselves the reason that good deeds are done. Great volunteers make great things happen!
Volunteerism can take many forms and might address issues as diverse as poverty, homelessness, malnutrition, disease prevention, education, environmental stewardship, habitat restoration, and wilderness conservation. What all these forms of volunteerism have in common is that they address the root causes of problems that affect us all. Unfortunately, governments are incapable of solving the significant problems that face humanity either because of lack of funding or lack of leadership. Volunteers can fill that gap by providing their help for free to truly make a difference in the world. Whether you are helping the homeless or working to preserve the environment, you are taking part in something that needs to be done and will ultimately benefit society and make the world a better place for future generations.
However, sometimes getting started or knowing where to start is the hardest part!
What follows is our attempt to help you in your quest to become a volunteer and give back to your community and the earth. These links provide a wealth of ideas and possibilities that might never have occurred to you. Whether you live in the country or the city, there is guaranteed to be a volunteer opportunity close by with a nonprofit organization eager to have you help. Learn about how you can become an Apprentice Ecologist and start your own environmental stewardship project today!!!
Action without Borders
Volunteer Latin America