When it comes to deciding which way to volunteer either through a financial donation or by giving your time, the fact that you are even considering either of these options is remarkable. The sad truth is that although there may be so many that contribute to both of these areas, there will always seem to be a need for more. From my own personal experience I can give advice on which of these options might be the best one for you so keep reading if you need a few more pointers before you make a decision.
When deciding whether to give money to charity or your time as a volunteer it will depend on your personality and your capability to give generously with monetary contributions. My own personal belief is that the best charity you can be involved in is one where you are the one handing the money out yourself. This way there is no “middle man” and opportunity for corruption. Ideal places to do that could be a church, school, food bank or another organization nearby.
Unfortunately when the money needs to be sent abroad to a remote location, this makes it nearly impossible to do yourself. In such an instance, before you give to a charity you should do as much in depth research as you can, such as finding out whether or not the charity is qualified to give you a tax deduction and if it’s reliable. Donations for charity can be done online, through the mail or even texting a certain number on your cell phone. If you and your family cannot afford to give money to a charity then giving up your time might be a much better alternative to help out. [Read more...]