A couple days ago, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a rent-subsidized building in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Some friends and I cooked…

A couple days ago, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a rent-subsidized building in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Some friends and I cooked breakfast for residents of the building, and then we played Bingo for a couple hours. The experience was definitely fun, but not just because I was volunteering with people I knew. Mainly, it was interacting with the mainly senior citizen attendees, who appreciated our presence, even if it was only for one morning. I think that some potential volunteers probably get turned off because they feel like they don’t have the time to commit to regular schedules. But it’s important to know that even if you only do something once, you’ve made a difference. And if you volunteer with a friend, it’s easier to get excited and motivated for whatever you’re doing. If you have the time, take advantage of it. Make the most of what’s left of summer by making a difference in someone else’s life.
– Will

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