Best Way To Volunteer This Holiday Season

Volunteering around the holiday season is exciting. You get to help people in need and feel good about what you’re doing. Getting out there and volunteering is always better than sitting back and doing nothing. If you’re looking at volunteering this holiday season, these are the best ways (in my humble opinion).

1. Local soup kitchen

When you don’t know where to spend your time volunteering, your local soup kitchen is always a good start. Soup kitchens always need help and volunteers. Spend some time here this holiday season and watch your perspective change. If you would rather not work in the soup kitchen, it takes a lot to make a homeless shelter run. There are many different volunteering options. Make sure you choose something that you will love doing, this will give you the opportunity to keep coming back for more.

2. Do what you can

There isn’t someone out there measuring how much you give or volunteer this holiday season. The best way to volunteer is to do what you can. Keep in mind that something is always better than nothing. Even a small act of kindness can be helpful this holiday season.

3. Look for opportunities

Volunteering during the holiday season is usually plentiful. The best way to volunteer this holiday season is to find something that matches what you love to do. Maybe you love working with kids, find a school or library to volunteer in. Just driving down the road will give you perspective on what you can do to help others this season. Whether it’s delivering a meal to someone in need or dropping a few dollars in the pocket of someone in need.

4. Get creative with volunteering

Volunteering can be something you do daily or once a week. Getting creative is always the fun part of volunteering. Perhaps volunteering is handing out hats and gloves to the needy this holiday season. Maybe you are going to spend time volunteering to ring for the Salvation Army bell.

5. Random acts of kindness

Perhaps one of my favorite ways to volunteer this holiday season is to do random acts of kindness. Raking leaves, snow blowing, helping to take someone to the grocery store, paying for someone’s coffee, you get the idea. A random act of kindness is never expected, but always appreciated.

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the ways that you volunteer during the holiday season?

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  1. Volunteering is a great way to make a difference.

  2. I would love to volunteer this holiday season. I plan to at my kids school but am open to looking into other options too. Would love to do something that would really make a difference! Thanks for the tips!

  3. Barbara Montag says

    I volunteer for Toys for Tots at Emergency Services and love it!

  4. I agree. Getting creative with volunteering is a good idea. It is so important to make everyone feel welcome.

  5. Very true, number 2 resonates with me especially. Even a small thing can make a difference.

  6. We always do a few RAOK things each year. Usually paying for someone else’s lunch at fast food or Starbucks!

  7. I do what I can all year long–not on;y at this time of year. I try to do random acts of kindness when I can even if it is only giving a smile to someone who needs it. i have thought about volunteering at the local library or one of the many food banks around.

  8. Brown Rhonda says

    I think this is a great idea! It teaches our kids that giving back should always be a top priority over the Holidays. Even if it’s something small, it’s the thought that counts.

  9. It is so good to help others this Holiday season and to give and help when we can. There are so many that need help and all we have to do is look and find ways to help.

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