Know Your Skills
Everyone has a separate set of skills and their own calling. It is unlikely that one person can do everything so you should know what you are good at and in which areas you can be of help to the local community. Determining this will help you in volunteering for the right cause that you can actually make a difference in.
How Much Can You Contribute
You should also be aware of the amount of time you can spend in volunteering every week or every month. This is important as you should be aware of the kind of commitment that you can make. You do not want a situation that you commit to something that you are unable to do and eventually drop the act of generosity altogether.
Talk to the Local Government
Take a walk to the executive office of your county and see how you can help. They often have programs that where volunteers can help the community and you can often find one where you can be useful. If there is no program currently run by the county where you can be of assistance, you can ask them about programs run by private organisations. The office should have a list such programs and you can benefit from this list.
Check Private Organisations
There are always organisations that are running programs for the betterment of people. This can be as simple as teaching a chore to children at school to more serious matters such as preparing community for emergency response to disasters. You can get all the detailed information and know that which program you can participate in.