Yes, I volunteer quite a lot, I believe. Here are a few volunteer jobs I do:
- collect money for cancer research and other cancer related issues: Relay For Life events from American Cancer Society (ACS)
- tutor kids of an after school program and also the kids of my adult-friends
- help special education students interact and learn better/more easily: Organization of Special needs Families (OSF)
- help with this Thanksgiving Dinner for the homeless with my mom and other people (my mom and her friends sing)
- aid the teacher of a sort-of nearby (30 min drive) Chinese school (I'm the TA)
- pick up trash for various organizations, trash pick-up events, and my own satisfaction (around my neighborhood, school, near-by parks, etc)
Also, there are many things that others don't, I suppose, consider "volunteer" work, but actually is, and can help benefit yourself, the environment, community, and the Earth in the long term:
- see a large cardboard box in a trashcan? pick it up and recycle it. Disgusting, but satisfying.
- go to local grocery stores and suggest the manager/workers to use more organic products, recycle as much as possible, etc
- someone looking down, even if he or she is not a friend, or is maybe even a stranger? Cheer him/her up! Maybe you'll make a new friend. Also, happy people can, in return, do more good than angry/upset people.
I believe that anything considered "good" is a form of volunteering, as you are going out of your way to help someone or something out. Regardless if you are helping a organization in general or whatever, the main point is that YOU feel good about helping out, and continue to do so and encourage others to do so. Good luck! :)