H-Factor Where Is Your Heart


WHAT IS YOUR HAPPINESS? GIVE BACK BY LISA CYPERS KAMEN

By Lisa Cypers Kamen
Do you want to help others by giving back? Volunteering can be rewarding and increase your happiness at the same time. Here are a few sites that will help you in finding the perfect fit and volunteer opportunity.
A Better Community – Featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, this website provides links to community organizations as well as tips on how to get involved in volunteering. You can get started now and make a difference – together let’s build a better community. http://abc.go.com/site/a-better-community/index
VolunteerMatch.org – Let this site match you with an opportunity that fits you. You can also see a live map of where the action is and where a difference is being made by going to www.volunteermatch.org/livemap 4,569,941 total referrals have been made. www.volunteermatch.org
If you are looking to mentor children, visit MENTOR- “MENTOR believes that, with the help and guidance of an adult mentor, each child and youth can unlock his or her potential.”  www.mentoring.org
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America – Helping children reach their potential through relationships Big Brother and Big Sisters vision is “successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to better schools, brighter futures, and stronger communities for all.” www.bbbsa.org
Boys and Girls Clubs of America—Inspiring young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive people. Their club programs and services “promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.” Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow—all while having fun. www.bgca.org

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