When building a character for your novel, it’s great to give them a few quirks and a job, but a volunteer position can add a lot to their depth. It not only makes your character more of a real person, but it might also give her a reason to be in the right place at the right time and solve the crime/win the love of her crush/tick off someone who deserves it.
Since I love just these sorts of lists when I’m writing, I’m sharing them with you! You can find this list and more on my Writers’ Resources page.
If you have any suggestions for this list, leave me a comment! I’ll add your idea as well as your preferred link.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
booster club (athletics, band, etc)
Boys and Girls Club
Habitat for Humanity
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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University. Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keeping and The Graveside Detective. Her short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous. Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world. You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.