Many of us want our lives to matter. We want to positively impact the future that will be felt and appreciated. Making this difference is often the key difference between feeling unfulfilled and fulfilled. For some, the difference we make is with their own children. For those who are single, don’t want to give birth, or cannot, however, fostering is a great way to make a huge difference.

Your options extend beyond fostering as well. From volunteering your time to donating to fostering, these are the best ways to make a big difference in someone’s life:

Things To Do To Make A Difference In Someone's Life


Volunteering is a great way to help others with whatever free time you are ready to give, and also, in a way, aligns with your interests and passions. You can volunteer and work with kids through schools or after-school programs. You can volunteer to help the elderly or volunteer for societies and historical places and provide guided tours and help to those visiting. Volunteering is guaranteed a way to make a difference in someone’s life, either briefly or profoundly.

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Foster a Child (or Siblings)

If you want to make a positive impact, become a foster parent. Foster parents provide stable, safe environments for children in an emergency, short term, and long term situations. You can even foster a parent and a child, which is critical for teens and young parents with nowhere to go. You do need to meet the criteria and learn more about becoming a foster parent from first, but once you make that leap, you will be in the perfect position to provide quality care for those most in need of it.

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Become a Mentor

Mentors guide people in a variety of ways. You can mentor someone professionally or personally. The mentorship you offer can be through an organisation, such as the university you graduated from, or personally. If you own and operate a business, for example, you can offer an outreach mentorship program designed to help train and teach young people so that they can get started in your field.

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Donate to Causes You Care About

Any little bit helps, so if your time or energy is limited and you want to make a difference, then donating is a great way to go about it. To make the biggest impact try to find local organizations that don’t have an international audience or governmental donations coming in and donate directly to them.

If you own a business or have a large digital platform, you can even fundraise on these local charities and organizations’ behalf. Donations make programs run, they cover rent, materials, and help support people in need financially. Though it is the least direct way to make a difference in someone’s life, that does not mean it isn’t effective or important.

Helping others is a great way to enrich your own life, improve the future for all, and make a huge difference for someone else, and with so many great ways to get started, you can choose the option that suits your interests, values, time, and energy.

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