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How To Help Others – 67 Things You Can Do For Other People

How To Help Others – Ideas For Things You Can Do For Other People

You want to help other people? Then you've come to the right place! Do you sometimes have the feeling that people in our society act quite selfishly? But for many of us it is a real basic need to do something for others. Being willing to help without asking for anything in return is also a really great thing, positive trait.

Finally good deeds then even automatically with happiness hormones and endorphins, because it feels fabulously good to be there for others and not just for yourself. But so much support is needed in this world that you often don't know where or with whom to even start.

In this article I would like to give you the necessary inspiration and valuable tips on how you can help others - every day in your everyday life, voluntarily, professionally or privately in a small way. Let's go!

Advantages: Why help other people?

Why should you show helpfulness and be there for other people?

Helpful people often act in solidarity, fairly and courteously. They are not selfish, arrogant, self-serving, ignorant, and self-serving, but are always willing to lend a hand and support others. Surely you can remember one or the other good deed in your everyday life remember What comes to mind off the top of your head? Just pause for a brief moment to do so.

You remember it so well because you felt needed - and your subsequent heartfelt act was rewarded with positive feedback. The gratitude and smiles of other people trigger feelings of happiness in you and make you more confident. And that is certainly the greatest advantage you yourself can gain from your willingness to help others.

Here I have put together some more motifs and incentives for more helpfulness in everyday life:

Learning empathy and compassion

Helping other people is already emphatic. But it additionally promotes understanding for the needs and feelings of others and contributes to a more compassionate and harmonious society at.

Strengthen community

By supporting each other collaboratively, we create a stronger A sense of belonging and a closer social bondthat makes life more pleasant and fulfilling for everyone. Mutual trust grows and also ensures that you also get help when you need it.

Grow personally

When we help others, we automatically foster important social and emotional skills, learn Assume responsibility, Become more confident, happier and more content. We are also a valuable role model for those who look up to us - and improve our karma.

67 Tips & Ideas: What can I do for others in everyday life?

Donate blood and save lives

Motivated enough? Then I'd like to introduce you to a few things you can do to support other people. Use the following list as constant, personal source of inspiration for positive action in everyday life - and to create an even more to become a better personthan you already are.

Helping people who urgently need (social) assistance

Many people are desperate for supportespecially in the social sector. In keeping with this, I've put together a few inspiring ideas that you can use to volunteer or make a real difference in general:

  1. Go to the Blood donation and save lives.
  2. Donate designated clothing items to area clothing closet.
  3. Get vaccinated to protect others from disease as well.
  4. Talk to homeless people and support them financially or with food.
  5. Volunteer at the food bank, save food and help those in need.
  6. Support other people with Garbage Collection Campaigns in the surrounding area.
  7. Donate money to social organizations that provide day-to-day support to people in need or advocate for the observance of Human Rights insert
  8. Get involved with telephone counselling and be there for people with worries and needs.
  9. Perform volunteer service with the German Red Cross (DRK) to provide assistance in various social, health and humanitarian areas.
  10. Get involved in refugee outreach and help refugee families learn the language, fill out forms, and integrate.
  11. Save lives with the volunteer fire department and the technical relief organization.
  12. Get involved in elder care to provide companionship, support and care to the elderly, thereby improving their Increase quality of life in old age.
  13. Assist shelter staff:in their daily work.
  14. Take on a valuable volunteer position in a sports club.
  15. Get involved socially and volunteer with Lebenshilfe for people with disabilities.
  16. Support other people in this, to stop smoking, their Fight smartphone addiction or discard any other dependency.
  17. Become a harvest helper and provide support in the agricultural sector where permanently scheduled employees are absent.
  18. Offer housing assistance to others and help them find a safe and affordable home quickly.
  19. Share anonymous emergency numbers to help people in need or crisis situations access immediate help.
  20. Offer other people help with Move or at the Clearing out to relieve them of work.

Help in the household with family, friends and in the neighborhood

Offer your help to elderly people and facilitate their everyday life

Help is needed everywhere! Just keep your eyes and ears open and approach people proactively. Especially senior citizens or people with physical limitations are happy about support in everyday life. I have also put together a few things for you to show solidarity and willingness to help:

  1. Take over a driving service so that people in need in your area can do their daily errands.
  2. Cook meals for senior:in to save them time and energy.
  3. Do the shopping for the elderly and make their everyday life easier.
  4. Offer babysitting so that parents can also get a well-deserved break.
  5. Take care of the plants of neighbors who are on vacation or can no longer water them themselves.
  6. Walk your friend's or neighbor's dogs when they can't find the time to spend with your four-legged friends.
  7. Offer your help with technical problems, especially to seniors, in order to teach them how to use modern technologies and thus also the Facilitate everyday life.
  8. Take on gardening tasks and relieve those around you that they can no longer accomplish themselves.
  9. Perform household repairs to restore safety and comfort to other people's homes.
  10. Accompany people to visits to authorities and help them overcome bureaucratic hurdles.

Helping people through moral courage

Support people who find themselves in threatening situations

Every now and then you get into situations in which decisive action and real civil courage is required. Here are some things you can do for those affected:

  1. Strengthen the self-confidence of adults and children when they are bullied and make it clear to offenders that this is not possible.
  2. Get involved if someone is being harassed or threatened, actively and directly ask others to help, and call the police if necessary.
  3. Report it to the platforms and show a clear edge when you Hate on the net observe
  4. Don't look away when someone expresses or behaves in a misogynistic, homophobic or xenophobic way, but address the problem directly. This way you help to prevent sexism, homophobia, and Fight racism.
  5. Report the incident to the police if you witness instances of domestic violence.

Help with education, career and skill development

Help other people learn to play a musical instrument

Anyone can do anything! But not all of us have the same opportunities, develop personally and acquire valuable skills. With the following ideas, you can help other people get better opportunities in life:

  1. Teach other people to play a musical instrument.
  2. Volunteer at youth centers and promote youth development.
  3. Offer digital and volunteer tutoring to others.
  4. Give away toys you no longer need to other parents through classified ads.
  5. Be a mentor and pass on your knowledge and experience to others so that they can achieve their goals and Make dreams come true can.
  6. Share learning materials with others to help them access education and enhance their personal development.
  7. Take over sponsorships to improve the living conditions of needy children or animals in the long term.
  8. Build a book box for the neighborhood so you can share books and knowledge.
  9. Complete a voluntary social year to develop yourself personally and make a valuable contribution to society.
  10. Assist others in their job search and help them find suitable and fulfilling employment.
  11. Establish a works council in your company and stand up for fairness and equality.
  12. Offer workshops to share your knowledge and skills with others and help them learn new skills.
  13. Work as an educator, physical therapist, social assistant, speech therapist, geriatric nurse, paramedic, or any other profession that helps people.

Tip: Feel free to just take a look at the sustainable job portal for jobs with added value for you, the environment and other people.

Helping people through a friendly approach

Be there for other people when they need you

Often it is the rather unobtrusive, small gestures that help other people. Here are a few things you can do to help others. Make a big difference with relatively little effort can:

  1. Give someone your full attention by listening to her or him and showing that you value her or his thoughts and feelings.
  2. Give others a hug to promote closeness, well-being, and a sense of connection.
  3. Give sincere compliments to boost other people's self-esteem and lift their spirits.
  4. Offer grief support to others to provide succor and share their emotional burden during difficult times.
  5. Visit others in the hospital to keep them company and provide emotional support for their recovery.
  6. Start a pen pal relationship to share cultures and experiences, learn new perspectives, and turn strangers into friends.
  7. Prepare another person a Gift or care package to show that you are thinking of him or her and understand the situation at hand.
  8. Offer other people a ride or just a seat on the bus.
  9. Keep your word to demonstrate trust and reliability and build healthy relationships.
  10. Give a smile to spread positive energy and improve the mood of those around you.
  11. Say "thank you" to express your appreciation and foster a sense of recognition and cooperation.

Help through personal and social change

Especially with the integration you can help people in everyday life

Our global society is undergoing constant change. This is driven by the people who are Actively advocate for positive change. Also for this kind of help I have put together some ideas for you for personal inspiration:

  1. Live vegan for peopleIt counteracts world hunger, protects indigenous peoples, protects employees in the meat industry from exploitation, and counteracts the largest Environmental problems of our time against.
  2. Get involved in environmental protection organizations or plan your own environmental protection campaigns to actively contribute to the preservation of nature and the basis of life for future generations of mankind.
  3. Prefer to consume Fairtrade products in order to avoid human rights violations such as Stop child labor.
  4. Advocate for greater accessibility in cities, for example, to enable people to Life in a wheelchair easier to make.
  5. Go to a demonstration and get involved against racism in our society, for example.
  6. Start an internet blog to share your thoughts, experiences and ideas with others and create an inspiring platform for exchange.
  7. In everyday conversations, talk about societal problems and their solutions to spur societal change and improvement.
  8. Support or initiate petitions against grievances to build political pressure and raise awareness for needed change.

Those who help others also help themselves

Help others through volunteering

Now you have countless tips, ideas and suggestions at hand to show yourself helpful in your private or professional everyday life and to Make a positive difference in the lives of others on a regular basis.

If you help people and do good, you will always get something back and enrich not only other people's lives, but also your own. But for all your willingness to help, don't forget to take care of your own health as well and to Time for yourself to put it away. And if you do forget, you can count on the help of the people around you.

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of it for another."

Charles Dickens (more at Helpfulness Quotes)

I really hope that I could inspire you with this article. Do you have any questions, suggestions or further tips to help people? Then I look forward to your comment!

Stay helpful,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: A mindful lifestyle makes you (almost) automatically more helpful and grateful. In the linked blog article you will now learn how a more mindful everyday life can look like.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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