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For a long time I have supported charities financially, but at some point I started wanting more. As noble as it is, I did not find giving money very fulfilling. Yes, I could've given more but I didn't think that that was going to allow me to bear witness to the fruits of my labours. I was willing to give up something far more precious - my time - in exchange for feeling a part of making a difference in some-one's life. Once I'd made that decision, the question was how do I go about finding a charity that I believed in and wanted to spend time working with. Funnily enough, that was a very difficult question to find an answer to. You would think that an accountant would be in immediate demand by a charity (even if just as a book keeper), but how to find "the perfect match"?