Volunteering means spending some of your free time helping others. You may volunteer to help other people, such as the families who lost their homes after a natural disaster. But you can also volunteer to protect animals, the environment, or any other cause that you care about.
Help Yourself by Helping Others
Volunteering helps others, but it can also help you, too. If you’re upset about something that’s happened, doing something about it can be a great way to cope with your feelings.
Volunteering also lets you see your own life in new ways. Sometimes it’s easy to worry about stuff like grades or get annoyed because you don’t have the most expensive sneakers or the newest computer game. Volunteering lets you spend some time focusing on others for a while.
Lots of people — and kids — find that they really enjoy volunteering. Volunteer experiences often put you in a different environment and expose you to people and situations that you wouldn’t have come across in your regular life.
It feels good to be able to meet a need. Doing volunteer work means one very important thing: You make a difference in the world.
Volunteer to Help Endangered Species
Volunteers are needed to assist with field projects involving: The Syrian Serin Bird in in Anjar/Kfar Zabad, and Beqaa valley, The common otter in Anjar/Kfar Zabad and other wetlands and rivers, the wild cat, forest preservation, education, and outreach. One of SPNL’s strategy is to protect globally threatened species, amongst them are Sea Turtles. There are two species of sea turtles that breed in Lebanon and swim off the coast, the Green Turtle and the Loggerhead Turtle. Both are highly endangered, internationally, and within the Eastern Mediterranean just a relic population remains. Nevertheless they are still with us and breed on the southern beaches where development has not been as heavy as along other areas of the national coastline, such as Tyre Coast Nature Reserve and at the Palm Islands Nature Reserve.
Volunteers are welcome from around the world with strong educational backgrounds, passion for nature, previous experience in the conservation and community field is a plus. Past volunteers have included biologists, eco-tourism specialists, anthropologists, writers, graphic designers, and students.
So where do you start?
SPNL is looking for Volunteers that are ready to dedicate time for the love of nature.
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