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During the summer, use your free time to volunteer outdoors while soaking up the sun. If you enjoy volunteering but don’t want to spend all of your days indoors, then this is a perfect option for you. It’s very easy to get caught up in your everyday work life and routine, so take a break and give back to your community. There are so many organizations constantly looking for volunteers throughout the year, but you can spend more time outdoors during the summer. Volunteering is a great way to make you appreciate what you have and experience helping others. Here are some of the top volunteer activities everyone should consider.


Run for Charity

If you enjoy staying active during the summer, then you should consider enrolling in a charity run. No matter how long a run you are willing to take, there are plenty of opportunities to raise money by your miles. The American Heart and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are two of many organizations that have programs for charity runs. If you want to get more creative, you can create your own run for a local business or nonprofit organization and run a certain distance based on the amount of money donated.


Habitat for Humanity

This global nonprofit organization has built homes in local communities all over the U.S and nearly 70 countries around the world. Their goal is to provide affordable housing for underprivileged families. Local communities are always looking for volunteers to give a helping hand on the building site. If you want to get away during the summer, you can look for volunteering opportunities in another city and learn new skills in an unfamiliar environment. Another great thing about Habitat for Humanity is that they offer volunteer opportunities during the weekend for those who can’t find time to volunteer during the workweek. 


Stay in Your Community

There are so many places to volunteer, but volunteer within your community to skip the far travel. During the summer, kids are out of school and always looking for things to do while their parents and guardians are busy during the day. Organizations are always looking for mentors to keep kids on their feet with educational activities. If you enjoy playing a sport, look out for organizations with summer teams and need volunteer coaches to lead teams. This is an excellent opportunity to stay active and do something you enjoy while also putting a smile on a child’s face.