After my volunteer-filled weekend, I have begun to wind down, trying to get back to my usual routine, and yet, scouting my next volunteer activity. This time, however, I’m looking for something that demands less time, as university finals are right around the corner, and my full concentration on school is at an all time high. But how could I volunteer for something that won’t require a full day’s work? Luckily, there are a variety of things I could do that are still helping a specific cause or a specific person!
A blood drive is a great way to give back to those in the community! Ever since I was in high school, I had wanted to give blood. I had the sensation that by sharing something that I was able to share, with someone who didn’t have that, I would be an active part of a cause that affected life, directly. Unfortunately, my sophomore year in high school, I found out I could not be a blood donor because of a disease I had as a child. Though I didn’t have that disease anymore, I was still told that blood donation would never been allowed.
Not having the opportunity to give blood has definitely made me sad, as I have always wanted to because of the good things it does for so many other people. However, I understand that for specific reasons, I cannot, and I have learned to accept it. But if I had the chance to do so, I would definitely do it!
Blood drives exist all over the place, even in Reno! If you’re a Reno local, and want a fast and easy way to give back to the community, check out the United Blood Services website for more information on what donating blood does and where it goes! It’s an amazing nonprofit!
If you have a fear of needles, as I know some people do and that is why they don’t volunteer, check out the web for other volunteer ideas! There’s a world full of activities waiting to be tried out by you.
Have a great week!