10 celebrities you didn’t know were volunteers!

  1. Bono

Bono, the U2’s lead singer has been called as world’s best-known philanthropist is successful in working towards the goal of humanitarian relief. He also co-founded ONE to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases by 2030. Since 1999, Bono is involved in helping third world countries and AIDS pandemic

2. Prince Harry

Prince Harry, following in the footsteps of Prince Williams, also contributed towards the development of third-world countries. He spent much time volunteering in African countries building homes, walkways, posts, and schools

3. George Clooney

This great actor has helped many times in Sudan. He also co-founded an organization ‘Not On Our Watch’ to speak out about and help victims of rape and torture. Once he was arrested for conducting a peaceful protest by the Sudanese embassy

4. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett has been working with many organizations and welfare teams to help in any possible way. She works with numerous charitable trusts and likes to spend time giving back to society. She is an avid supporter of Soles4Souls, and she has donated 2000 pairs of shoes to the needy.

5. Matt Damon

Matt Damon, a remarkable actor from ‘Good Will Hunting’ and ‘The Martian’ founded the organization Water.org to help countries in need. He provides safe and accessible water supplies and makes trips to African countries to help. He is the co-founder of ‘Not On Our Watch’ with George Clooney

6. Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes, a popular singer has done his share of contribution to several charities. He aims at bringing positive changes in the youth, supporting and empowering them so that their voices can be heard. He also helps in combating worldly issues with American Red Cross and Do Something.org

7. Jimmy Fallon

Recently the famous late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon kicked off his new year’s act by tipping the waiter with $400 after dining out. He has constantly been engaged with several charities like Feeding America, Immigration Charity, Domestic Welfare, ALAFA, and several others.

8. Michael Jordan

The former NBA all-star Michael Jordan had donated all the proceeds from the famous Netflix movie ‘The Last Dance’ during the difficult time of COVID-19. He helped with $2 million to a charity Feeding America and its member food banks in Carolinas and Chicago.

9. Hugh Jackman & Ryan Reynolds

We all remember the funny and witty series of advertisements between Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds. But it is a lesser-known fact to the mass audience that these two megastars came together for a good cause in November 2020. Both of their companies Aviation Gin and Laughing Man Coffee teamed up with Sam’s Club to raise money for chosen charities ahead of the holiday season.

10. Ellen DeGeneres

Last but not the least, the Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Ellen DeGeneres, teamed up with Samsung to contribute every $1 for retweets of the Oscar Selfie. She contributed half of the amount to the Humane Society of the US and the other half to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Just like these celebrities, you can make a difference too! Take that first step of bringing about a change and creating a positive impact on society, by volunteering with ConnectFor. Visit www.connectfor.org and begin your volunteering journey today!

An online volunteering platform that seeks to promote a culture of volunteering and maximize the human potential within the social sector.

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