Where to volunteer:

Great list of volunteering opportunities specifically for young adults – some include paid travel.


Volunteer Match is a great system that can find you ideas.  Type in ‘animals’ and you can find opportunities to help homeless and abandoned animals.


10 random acts of kindness

  • Smile
  • Hold the door open
  • Give an honest compliment
  • Thank someone who you appreciate
  • Be a good listener
  • Offer your help to someone
  • Ask the person who’s serving you how their day is going
  • Treat someone to a coffee or tea
  • Let someone go past you in the grocery queue
  • Send flowers or chocolates to a friend out of the blue
  • Clean up someone else’s mess
  • Complement a stranger
  • Put a coin in an expired meter