The world is full of people who live in poverty, yet we often fail to notice the poverty they are struggling with.
Here are five simple tips to help you be an even better citizen and help yourself become a better global volunteer.
Volunteer in Africa or Asia You may think you can volunteer anywhere, but there are a lot of people in Africa and Asia who are struggling to get by and are looking for help.
Learn about how to help them and get involved in their lives.
Volunteer at the local level Volunteer at your local level.
You can help those in need by giving away your time, or by doing volunteer work in your community.
Volunteer abroad Volunteering abroad can be a great way to raise awareness of your local community and to make a positive impact in the world.
You might want to volunteer at a community event, or volunteer with your community group in a country where you have an existing community.
Volunteer with organizations that serve the poor Volunteer with charities that serve people in need, such as food banks, homeless shelters, or orphanages.
You could also volunteer as a volunteer with a local charity that focuses on domestic violence or child welfare.
Volunteer to build a network You can build a strong network of people that you can turn to if you need help.
For example, if you are in a shelter for the homeless, you could work with a shelter volunteer to build relationships and learn more about shelter services.
Learn more about volunteering with organizations.