If you are like many people then you have thought many times about how to give back but almost every time determine that you just do not have the extra cash to be able to donate to a worthy cause. Many individuals feel that the little bit that they may be able to do just isn't enough to do much but what people have to understand that if all those individuals just gave that little bit that it would all add up to a lot in the end. Recent events involving the devastating earthquake in Haiti is proof that when everyone comes together to give a little a lot can get done. If you are one of those individuals that just doesn't have the money to be able to donate though or if you are more comfortable helping on a more one on one basis there are other ways that you can give back without donating any of your hard earned and much needed cash. Giving back in ways that do not involve money are just as important and likely much more rare as well. Here are just a few ways that you can give back to your community while holding on to your money.
The best way that you can give back without handing over money that you cannot afford is to volunteer for an organization you feel is worthy. There are numerous non-profit and charitable organizations that could really use manual labor in the form of volunteerism. Such organizations tend to prefer to hand over the majority of the money that they bring in to those is need rather than spend it on labor costs. You can aid such organizations by offering free labor for those things that they need it for so that funding can be better spent elsewhere. Some organizations even offer volunteer trips. To take part in one of these volunteer vacations you may a minimal amount of money for lodging and such (much less than a regular vacation) and you donate your time as well for a certain portion of the vacation. This is a great way to give back and enjoy doing so at the same time. You should search online for what sorts of volunteer opportunities are available to you so that you can find a way to give back that suits you personally.
Another great way to give back to others is by seeking sponsorship and signing up for some sort of walk or run that will benefit a charitable organization. Many business are willing to sponsor those that join these types of things so all you will have to do is seek out those sponsorships and show up to the event on the day it is held. You will be donating your time and energy but still be able to hang on to your own personal cash.
Don't be discouraged because you feel as though cannot afford to donate cash to a worthy cause. Simply find ways that you can give back that do not involve cash at all and everyone will win.