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How To Volunteer as A Senior Citizen?

    You may not be able to bring significant changes in the world, but you can surely change someone's world significantly by doing some simple deeds.

    Here in this section, we have listed down some simple tips on how you can volunteer as a senior citizen.

    • Distribute Clothes to the Needy

    We all have some unused clothes in our cupboards, just lying there, waiting for us to wear them while we are waiting for some special occasion or maybe we don’t like them anymore. While this may seem like a normal thing for us, it may surely be a piece of jewel to someone 

    who just wishes to have a piece of cloth to cover their body.  Your normal cotton kurti or shirt could be someone’s luxury and you could help make that happen. All you would require is to donate your old, used or unused clothes to the needy –  someone who would really value and make good use of it.

    • Donate Food

    Rather than throwing away the leftover food or overstocking your kitchen with extra food supply that tends to get spoiled, try donating a certain amount to those who do not have enough to eat.  

    This activity

    • Helps you save money from buying less food.
    • Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.
    • Conserves energy and resources and prevents pollution
    • Helps you value food that would have otherwise gone waste.
    • Become a Mentor

    You may think that you won’t be able to make a difference at this age, but simply being there for someone every week is sometimes all they need.
    So if you have a certain kind of knowledge and expertise in a particular field, be it academics, nurturing relationships, or any kind of talent in art or creativity - you should consider mentoring someone in need. This activity will not only keep you engaged mentally but will also help you make new friends who may last for a lifetime.
    • Help Animals in Need

    Did you know that you can help animals no matter how old you are? Here are a few ways you can help animals in your community and across the country.

    • Adopt a pet
    • Sponsor a place to shelter animal
    • Feed food to stray dogs/cats
    • Spread awareness about animal cruelty
    • Raise money for veterinary costs etc
    • Plant Trees to Protect the Environment

    Planting a tree can be the simplest and easiest deed you can do. Trees provide so many benefits to our everyday lives. They filter air, provide fresh drinking water, help curb climate change and create homes for thousands of species of plants and animals.  With this activity, you’ll do more than putting a seed in the ground - it will not only help restore the land affected by humans and natural disasters but will also keep the environment safe and healthy for the future generation.

    • Help Your Neighbour

    Volunteer to help your neighbors in need. Make a phone call, leave a card, or share your home-cooked food to let your neighbors know you're there and thinking of them. Offer to walk their dog, or water their outdoor plants. Consider dropping off your favorite book during your next walk through the neighborhood. Create a chat group to stay connected.

    All the above activities are simple and easy to do. You can try them out - as per your time and convenience. These activities will not only make you feel good but can fill numerous hearts with love, affection and joy!