It is easy to say that giving back is important, and it is easy to say people should go volunteer their time. But what if you are an introvert? Maybe you want to give back to your community, but the idea of being out in a group setting squashes the idea of volunteering almost as soon as it is suggested. With a little creative thinking, though, even introverts can find ways to give back that are within their comfort zone.
- Use your talents. Do you have a way with words, or are you an expert at graphic design? Nonprofits need their advertising and communication to look and sound good, but they may not have the money to pay for these things.
- Find a way to work one on one with people. Many people may not feel comfortable in a group but may be fine in a one-on-one situation. Is there a mentorship program in your city where you can take a young person under your wing and help them to succeed?
- Be a penpal. There are plenty of people who are lonely and would love to have a letter from a long-distance friend to look forward to.
- Do good while enjoying your hobby. Do you like to sew, knit, or crochet? Look into programs that collect blankets for premature babies in the hospital, or create a stunning quilt for your local animal shelter to sell and make money.
- Pick up trash. You don’t have to join a group to clean up your city – all you need is a trash bag, some gloves, and a couple of hours a week to walk around and find trash to get rid of.
- Nowadays you don’t even have to leave your house to shop. Buy items online to send to soldiers overseas or to put into care packages for the local shelter.
Donating your time, money, and talent is a great way to give back. You don’t have to be an extrovert to make a difference! At Wasatch Crest Treatment in Heber, Utah, community is an important part of finding a happy life. For more information on how Wasatch Crest can help you find happiness, call (800) 385-3507.