It wasn’t until we visited Kinfolk in Melbourne, a cute cafe located in the CBD that we thought about volunteering to help out your local community. Kinfolk are run by volunteers for the people, and by doing so allows the profits to go towards partner charities. You can volunteer at Kinfolk here. Alternatively see what your local community could use help with and volunteer there!
Another option is to donate this week to Evidence Action, recommended by Givewell, they “provides no-interest loans to poor rural households during the time of seasonal income and food insecurity...in rural northern Bangladesh.” This is not only one of the most effective ways of giving, but allows families to spend money on the items they know they’d truly need. Donate here.