From the Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas:Column. Five Tips for Volunteering
Donating your time to a charity is just as meaningful and important as deciding to make a cash donation. However, you want to be sure that the charity you’re considering is accountable and will use your time and talent wisely. If you’ve made giving back part of your plan for this year, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) recommends taking five steps to make sure your contribution makes an impact.
“In today’s tough economy, charities, now more than ever, need volunteers to help support their cause”, said Mechele Agbayani Mills, President and CEO of BBB Serving Central East Texas. “Although volunteering can be a rewarding experience, you want to be thoughtful and do your research when donating time, just as if you were donating money.”