Do Something Good

Posted on September 6, 2012 by

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by Yap Jin Rui

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The DSG Team

We all know about the benefits of volunteering. Through volunteering, you meet people, build networks and have a good time, all while contributing to the betterment of your community. One problem I’ve always faced, however, is that not knowing where to begin. Which NGO needs help the most? Which NGO would need my help? What about how the NGO relates to my own personal interest?

Having faced these problems personally, as well as having seen many peers experience similar obstacles, is why I support Do Something Good (http://dosomething.gd). DSG is an online platform built to bridge the gap between NGOs and volunteers. One of the main objectives of building the platform is to make it easier for people to volunteer, and we do this by making accessible the latest information on projects and events from NGOs and social organisations. 

NGOs can sign up to post their volunteering opportunities on Do Something Good, and all of this information is aggregated to create a central online directory for volunteering opportunities in your community. Volunteers can sign up for an account through which they register for an activity that interests them, and the more active a volunteer is, the more points and badges the volunteer gains!

I first started volunteering when a friend invited me to join her in raising funds for a charity drive. Through the people I met there, I began meeting people from many NGOs and soon found many ways to contribute to the cause that I believe in, which is environmental sustainability. If I didn’t meet that friend of mine who brought me to my first volunteering activity, I would be a very different person than I am today. This is why I would like to invite YOU to take some of your free time — however much or little will always be good enough, trust me — and visit http://dosomething.gd to do something good today (pardon the pun)!

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