Quick Volunteer Opportunities
Two interesting organizations that can always use a little help:
If you are near a state, federal or local park or forest, pick-up
litter. If you are not near one of these parks look for other
opportunities to pick up litter.
Visit residents in a retirement community or nursing home.
Take your pet to visit or share travel slides with the residents.
Offer to take a resident in a wheel chair for a roll around
Play cards with the residents or write a letter for someone who can
no longer write. If possible, contact the facility in advance to make
Visit the local pet shelter and walk or play with the animals.
Send a postcard to someone shut in or who is no longer able to travel.
CARE residents would love a postcard from you! (CARE Residents, 2000 CARE Center Drive, Livingston, TX 77351)
Check with a local church to see if there is an elderly person who would enjoy a visit or needs errands run.
If you are a fix-it person you could see if there is an elderly
person or family down on their luck who could use
Whispering Hope Ranch north of Payson, AZ. They give rescued animals a home and in turn those
animals help children with autism, the disabled and elderly. They offer
some camps, plus groups visit. Call the volunteer coordinator, at (928) 478-0339 (928) 478-0339.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary just north of Kanab, UT. They have 850 dogs, 650 cats, plus rabbits,
snakes, horses and a donkey up for adoption. Animals that can't be
placed have a home for life. Volunteers walk and pet dogs, pet cats and
many other tasks. (435) 644-2001
Other Web sites:
For volunteer tips for one minute or longer visit Charity Guide.
Acts of Kindness also has plenty of volunteer ideas.
If you want to check the volunteer opportunities in a specific community go to Volunteer Match and enter the zip code for the area you will be visiting.
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