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Are you a young person who wants to get involved in the field as a volunteer but have no idea where to start? This article is the perfect place to get some pointers. 

  • Find a topic that speaks to you! 

Not all volunteer opportunities are created equal, and not all volunteers are attracted to the same type of work. Find a topic you're passionate about and then look for organizations that are active in that area. Are you good at languages? Approach an association that offers training for young people. Have you always been very sporty or are you good with children? Offer your services to a sports association, a local club or a youth center. 

Facebook is an efficient tool to get in touch with these associations and arrange a meeting. Share your vision, be clear about your expectations and availability, and above all, be persuasive and passionate. 

Keep in mind that you need to enjoy yourself while volunteering. Happiness is contagious and being in a good mood while transmitting values is the best pedagogy. 

  • Get organized 

The expression "the human being is a creature of habit" is commonly used in anthropology, and for good reason. Make your volunteer commitment a habit and establish a clear schedule with attainable goals. Good organization, at home or at work, is an effective way to simplify your life and make your days run smoothly and stress-free. This will help you to harmoniously combine all aspects of your daily life: private life, work and volunteering. 

By being well-organized, volunteering becomes not a chore but an escape. Doing good and being altruistic causes your body to secrete oxytocin, one of the feel-good hormones. So you are doing good while doing good to yourself. 

Know that everyone can get involved at their own pace. Some may participate in a charity caravan every 6 months, while others may attend their neighborhood association every weekend. And that's the beauty of it, no one is there to judge you. 

  • Create a circle of passionate friends 

Volunteering is a social activity. Going on a field trip alone where you don't know anyone can be intimidating for most people. Going with friends, however, becomes a fun social occasion that you will want to do again and again, especially if the activity in question takes place in a good atmosphere. 

Many Dir iddik volunteers have participated in actions in remote areas where they have made strong friendships, discovered beautiful landscapes, and enjoyed the hospitality and generosity of the local people. They are now very independent and do not hesitate to organize themselves in groups to do new activities and share good tips. 

Know that in a group of several people, your motivation will always be high and you will have an easier time finding and seizing opportunities. In addition, it is safer and more profitable since you will be able to share your transportation and lodging expenses (eventually). 

So, don't hesitate any longer! Register now on and follow our updates on Facebook. 

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