The more a community or a country is struggling with issues, the more is the need for its members or citizens to contribute to the solutions and improvements. The choice is there.
We can whine and complain or we can act and become an agent of change.
And the change starts with each one of us stepping down our personally-set pedestal or out of our individual bubble, and proceed in helping and contributing to improve life around us.
After all, serving others and doing good is the essence of life that defines our humanity as individuals. It is even said that there is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.
When each one of us makes a small positive effort, we can become an agent of change, and make Lebanon a better place for everyone living in it.
Realistically, improvements to be effective never start on the roof but at the base, not on the top but on the ground where everything is at reach.
Today, The961 calls on you to be not the change but an Agent of it, contributing to a better Lebanon, a better society, a better community, and a better environment, and that is possible with established organizations that are already organized and at work.
You have the choice; now have the will. We are all in this together!
#1 Food Blessed
Feeding the hungry, one meal at a time. By distributing free meals, working on reducing food waste, and promoting food security, FoodBlessed’s volunteers have become the Hunger Heroes!
If you want to fight food poverty, you can sign up here.
#2 Lebanese Red Cross
You can volunteer with the Lebanese Red Cross through its different divisions, including emergency medical services, youth department, and disaster management.
If you are thinking of offering first aid services or raising awareness, check out their website to know more about when, where, and how volunteering processes work.
#3 Children’s Cancer Center
Volunteers at the Children’s Cancer Center help in providing a warm and fun atmosphere for children throughout the difficult period of treatment.
In addition to entertaining the kids with games, stories, and chats, the volunteers make sure to offer the needed support and encouragement for those kids.
The NGO was founded in 1985 with apolitical and non-confessional values. Offre Joie works on gathering young people throughout Lebanon by mobilizing around social projects that promote the unity of the Lebanese people.
NAHNOO is a youth-led NGO that works towards an inclusive society through advocacy campaigns that promote: Good Governance, Public Spaces, and Cultural Heritage.
As volunteers are the primary members of the NGO, they always welcome more volunteers that are ready to help; so don’t hesitate in joining their team.
Injaz is an NGO that works on educating and preparing Lebanon’s youth to become successful entrepreneurs and qualified employees who stimulate their communities.
Looking to share your experience and enthusiasm? Want to help and inspire? Volunteer at Injaz here.
#12 Habitat For Humanity Lebanon
Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
HFH Lebanon usually recruits volunteers on occasions of certain projects, during which extra hands are needed.
If you are interested in being one of them, you can sign up here.
#13 Migrant Community Center
Migrant Community Centers (MCCs) is a part of the Anti-Racism Movement (ARM) that was launched in 2010 and aims to decrease racist discrimination and abuse in Lebanon on the social and institutional levels.
As the main focus is on migrant domestic workers, you can contribute by giving language, computer, and music classes, and in other various ways that you can check here.
Skoun is a non-profit, Lebanese organization and the first outpatient therapeutic facility in Lebanon that offers prevention and treatment to drug users.
At Skoun, volunteers are expected to implement the activities of the departments that work on different programs, all related to awareness, support, and harm reduction.