A lot of people love the idea of being able to devote a huge portion of their time to charity. But, unfortunately, the modern world usually prevents this. Most people can’t afford to abandon their jobs and seek something more meaningful. Instead, they are stuck in a trap with no way to get out and do some good in the world. But, of course, if the passion is there; then you’re probably willing to go to extreme lengths to achieve this humble goal. And, with this drive, there are ways to succeed as a truly charitable human; without compromising on your own life. To help you out, this post will be going through three jobs which allow you to do some good while earning some money.
Street fundraisers don’t get a lot of good press, unfortunately. People have all sorts of names for those doing this sort of job. And, this is a shame; the job itself can be incredibly rewarding. If you can ignore the stereotypes and happily work like this; you can make loads of money. And, in the process, you’ll be directly improving the funding of a charity. A lot of very large charities embark on this sort of endeavour. Charities like the UK’s Shelter and Cancer Research UK do this sort of work. The job itself will be fairly flexible with hours. But, you will have to meet some targets. This job requires someone with good social skills and the drive to sell a product which doesn’t benefit the buyer.
Caregiving is a better option for some. This sort of work won’t directly impact a charity. But, you will make lives of loads of people better. Schemes devoted to facilitating seniors helping seniors have popped up everywhere. These sorts of companies hire anyone, regardless of age. And, they allow you to earn a living while helping seniors to live their lives independently. This sort of job isn’t as flexible as charity fundraising roles. But, it will probably be an easier job. It is well suited to people who like to get hands-on with their support. For those with a sensitive constitution; this role may not be the best. But, it can be incredibly rewarding for those that take part.
The last option on this list is the most like normal work there is. In fact, it is just a normal job; but, you will be aiming to do it for a charity. Most charities require employees to do admin work or other technical roles. This sort of job will put you right in the thick of the charity. And, it gives you the chance to do work that you love; instead of just doing charity work or fundraising. This sort of job is best for those who don’t mind the nine to five; but, want to do more than they do in their normal job.
Hopefully, this will inspire you to have a bit of a change of pace in your life. All of these options can progress into a good career; if you put the work in. So, this could be your chance to get into a life of charity, without having to do any of it for free.