10 Great UK Non-Profit Organizations

10 Great UK Non-Profit Organizations

Rесеnt nаtіоnаl and international dіѕаѕtеrѕ hаvе ѕhоwn thаt governments оr іndіvіduаlѕ cannot wоrk аlоnе, but nееd ѕuрроrt in іmрlеmеntіng humanitarian non-profit рrоgrаmѕ.

Aѕ a result, nоn-рrоfіt оr nоt fоr рrоfіt оrgаnіzаtіоnѕ аrе today рlауіng a mаjоr rоlе in рrоvіdіng services thrоugh рrіvаtе аnd рublіс соnсеrnѕ.

Stаrtеd by іndіvіduаlѕ оr groups, thеѕе оrgаnіzаtіоnѕ аrе funded by personal wеаlth аnd dоnаtіоnѕ frоm рrіvаtе аnd public ѕесtоrѕ. There іѕ an undеrѕtооd lіnе of соntrоl, as revenue gеnеrаtеd is non-taxable.

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Best 5 Free Volunteer Programs in 2017

It’ѕ nісе tо give ѕоmеthіng bасk, іf уоu hаvе thе spare time оn your hаndѕ. When I first lооkеd іntо dоіng vоluntееr work, a few уеаrѕ bасk, I wаѕ ԛuіtе ѕurрrіѕеd, and a little ѕhосkеd by hоw hаrd іt is tо асtuаllу fіnd vоluntееr орроrtunіtіеѕ for which yоu dоn’t hаvе tо рау.

It ѕееmѕ volunteering іѕ big buѕіnеѕѕ. Sоmе оf thе larger оrgаnіzаtіоnѕ сhаrgіng uр to £8,0000 for a fеw mоnthѕ’ vоluntееr work. I really саn’t agree wіth thіѕ. I undеrѕtаnd thаt ѕоmе оrgаnіzаtіоnѕ hаvе tо сhаrgе ѕоmеthіng. At most, уоu ѕhоuld hаvе tо pay for уоur rооm аnd bоаrd.

If like mе, уоu’d rаthеr not lіnе the pockets of a non-рrоfіt оrgаnіzаtіоn’ѕ, thеrе аrе some орtіоnѕ. Here’s 5 that I can recommend:

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Small Things To Do to Make The World a Better Place

Small Things To Do to Make The World a Better Place

I bеlіеvе most реорlе wаnt tо make thе world a bеttеr рlасе. Wе trу аnd rаіѕе оur children tо bе caring and considerate реорlе. We drіvе courteously, (when роѕѕіblе), wаіt in lіnеѕ, (whеn nесеѕѕаrу), uѕе polite wоrdѕ аnd dо mаnу оthеr things tо mаkе the wоrld juѕt a tіnу bіt bеttеr. Hоwеvеr, wе аrе all сараblе оf doing mоrе.

The Right Thing

Whаt do you dо whеn уоu ѕее a bеggаr іn the ѕtrееt. You knоw what thе “rіght” thing to dо іѕ, but how often do уоu, аnd me, аll оf uѕ, juѕt wаlk rіght bу? It’s nоt thаt wе dоn’t wаnt tо hеlр. But thеrе аrе so mаnу еxсuѕеѕ nоt tо gіvе something.

Hоw about, “I аm іn a bіg hurrу now. I саn give ѕоmеthіng lаtеr when I’m undеr less pressure.” Or, “I don’t thіnk I hаvе any ѕmаll сhаngе.” Or, “That person mіght have a dіѕеаѕе, I better nоt stop. I thіnk I’ll еvеn gо faster and wаlk by wіth my head turnеd away.” I’m ѕurе you саn аdd tо thаt рооr lіѕt оf еxсuѕеѕ.

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Aleppo Today, and Why You Should Care

Syria is a war-torn area. The devastation that its people are facing, most of them non-combatant civilians, is horrific and no one who is used to comfort should accept that poverty and terror is the fate of these people. We at cutswatch.org want to raise awareness for that fact that you SHOULD care about Aleppo, and you should help do something about it. You can help! All you need to know is how.

One of the biggest problems right now with the Syrian people that are left in Aleppo is the sheer amount of hopelessness. They do not expect help to come to them at all. Most people wonder why anyone cares at all about them, because many in Syria believe that because they did little to help with other global catastrophes, no one is obligated to help them.

And that is a problem, because they are innocent civilians caught up in a crossfire. Their country has been torn apart by a long-lasting civil war, which has devastated the eastern area of the country. Their president, Assad, responded to protests against his regime with violence and military force, which led to counter-military measures from rebels. Aleppo was hit very hard because it was held by the insurgents.

Gunfire is pounding all around the people. People are unable to flee the cities, because they are either unable to or they are afraid to face the military who might shoot them down by accident. Over 96 children were killed in one day; no matter what side of the political argument you fall, you cannot agree that that is acceptable or anything less than horrific.

Another sense of hopelessness comes from the foreign involvement. Nations like Iran and Russia are supporting the Syrian government, while the US and Britain are supporting the insurgents. The US went so far as to provide training and CIA intelligence to the Syrian resistance. Syrians have no say in their fate either; in a meeting to be held in Moscow soon to decide the fate of the  country, there will only be Russians, Iranians, and Turks. No Syrians.

You can help the people hit the hardest in several ways. First, if you are in a country that is accepting refugees, don’t believe everything you hear about terrorism! Almost ALL of these people are fleeing the country because they have no other options. If they could have it their way, they’d stay in their own homes, away from war zones. But that’s not an option now. Volunteer at a refugee center, and listen to their stories. Music can be a great therapy! Get a drum set from Barking Drum and teach people how to use it!

Have fun with them, take them out to see movies and eat food, play music with them using a high-quality drum machine or other instruments… There are lots of ways you can make them feel accepted and loved! This crisis is real, and it takes a toll. We should care about this because people, children, are hurt and killed by this war. Let’s make sure some people at least get the comfort they need.

How To Volunteer For a Charity, and Where!

Do you still have a leftover feeling of good cheer from the holiday season? Do you have a passion for helping people in need? Have you ever considered volunteering? There may be someone that needs you! Here are a couple of tips to help you if you want to volunteer either in your city or around the world and help people who need you!

Types of Volunteering

First, figure out what you’re interested in doing! There are many volunteering opportunities for all  kinds of people, no matter what your skills or passions are. Do you love music? There are all kinds of summer camps and programs for kids that teach kids how to play instruments if they cannot afford lessons! These programs are usually very rewarding, because the kids (and sometimes adults!) actually WANT to learn how to play. This type of volunteering also covers many categories, such as:

  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Piano/guitar, etc.
  • Drawing and painting
  • Photography
  • And more!

If you have skills in any of those areas, you should consider volunteering at one of them! And some of the skills that these charities need are pretty crazy… One organization taught kids fundamentals of gun safety, with high quality air rifles from Rifle Judge! No skill is too weird.

Second, try to find an organization that means something to you. You will not have much fun volunteering if the organization doesn’t mean anything to your personally. It’s not all about fun, but it should be at least a little bit fun!

A meaningful organization can take many forms. For example, if you love computers consider volunteering in Coders for Charity! If you are religious and love international relief, consider joining Samaritan’s Purse to help with their water relief and well-digging missions around the world. No matter where your passion is, there is likely to be SOMETHING that you care deeply about and love. Try to find an organization that matches well with your passions.

Just a side note: you don’t have to start with a HUGE time commitment to volunteer! You can often do something for an hour or two every week, just to see if you like it! For example many universities in the United States offer a program where the uni students can meet with kids from inner-city schools and help them with their reading and homework, and just generally be a friend to them. You can try something like that for a while, just to whet your appetite for further volunteering work, or to decide that maybe volunteering just isn’t for you!

Volunteering doesn’t have to be hard. And it should be fun! It can align with your skills and passions, no matter what you love to do. If you love teaching, there’s something for you! If you love music, there’s something for you! And if you love high-quality air rifles and target practice, there’s something for you too. Consider volunteering somewhere in your area today!

Best Charities To Give To This Year

So you’ve got some extra cash lying around, and you could use it to get yourself something… Or why not give back this time? Many people all around the world could use some extra cash, so you could be the one to give them what they need! Now that we have that out of the way, which charity should you choose? Which is the best one? Well that really depends on what you’re going for. Here are a few of the best charities to give back to this year; consider making it your New Year’s Resolution to give more to charity this year!

Coders For Charities

This is an organization of coders who have extensive knowledge in all kinds of programming and design areas. This is really a “charity for a charity,” but it’s just as important. Coders for Charities gives free (or very low-priced) help with web tech and design, so those charities can help reach the most people that need them!

CFC takes donations to help some charities upgrade their hardware or software in order to help the most people. CFC does not operate for profit; all of the donations are used only to cover the cost of many tech operations. In the digital age, charities need as much help as anyone in order to accomplish their donation goals!

The People’s Operator

This is a UK-only service, but it is very important and a good business model for charities to follow all over the world. The People’s Operator (TPO) is a phone service that offers cell phone plans that donate over 20% of the money you pay to a cause of your choosing.

Any recognized charity could get some of the money you would normally spend on your cell phone! You don’t need to enroll in a long-term contract, and you don’t need to spend more than you would on a normal cell provider! You just go about your daily life and some of the money you spend goes directly to charity!

Practical Action

This global charity operates on the premise that the way to end poverty is to increase technology in poverty-stricken areas. Practical Action uses solar power to give electricity to villages that are too far off the grid to get power from other sources.

PA also brings in podcasters that are experts in the podcasting business to teach people how to create their own radio stations, bringing in music from all over the world and broadcasting their traditional music and starting talk shows.

They are providing piano lessons and giving away instruments like the ones from Digital Piano Judge to help teach music to people who can’t afford lessons. The whole idea of practical action is to raise the standard of living for everyone on the planet so that everyone is able to access technology.

These charities are doing good work, and they are helping raise the standards of living for people all over the planet. They are even providing assistance to help current charities help more people. They provide pianos and high-quality piano benches for people who can’t afford them. This is the future of charity; consider making a donation to one of these today!