Sometimes it takes a little push, but volunteering in your community is a great way to spend your time, and feel great about helping out a cause that benefits those in need. Spring has sprung, so why not mark the change of seasons with a pledge to volunteer your time? And don’t worry, there are plenty of things you can do nearby (because who isn’t crazy busy these days?)

VolunteerMatch is a website for finding local volunteer opportunities—all you need to do is enter a geographical location and interest area into the search engine and see what comes up! Want to help the environment, preferably in Philadelphia? Volunteer to help organize and spread the word about the Clean Air Council’s 5K for Clean Air on April 17! Click here for Volunteermatch’s description and for contact information to get involved!

You can also volunteer at Philadelphia’s Spring Cleanup Event on Saturday, April 10, or help increase literacy to out of school youth through YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School's ongoing reading program! The possibilities nearby are endless, so search now for how you can help this spring!