Guide to 5 Places to Volunteer This Holiday Season

Event, For A Good Cause, Other


Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on November 8, 2023
Photo by Seeds of Caring Columbus via Facebook

No matter what, the tradition of giving during this time of year is not lost. The gift of giving has the power to stretch further than just one simple act; it can truly help to shape lives. This year, we encourage you to find a way to help those in need in one way or another.

Keep in mind too that if volunteering is not an option for you this year, these organizations and others across Central Ohio can always benefit from donations and those helping raise awareness of their causes. You can also always check with your local town or city to find out where there is a need in your specific community.

Seed of Caring – Holiday Treat Assembly and Food Drive

Seeds of Caring is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping create a brighter tomorrow for the future generation through acts of kindness and empathy. There are constantly ways to get involved whether you can be there in person or not, and this Holiday season there are plenty. The Holiday Treat Assembly and Food Drive involves teaching children and guests about food insecurity, as well as the assembly of special holiday treat-making kits to be sent to Broad Street Food Pantry.

Photo by Seeds of Caring Columbus via Facebook

Columbus Humane


Columbus Humane is a non-profit organization that is determined to eliminate animal cruelty and to find loving homes for all animals in their care. There are several ways to get involved and help provide the care and support that these animals need. Sign up to today!

Photo by Columbus Humane via Facebook

Star House


Star House is a resource and safe haven for the community of homeless youth in Ohio. At Star House, these individuals are given everything that is needed to bring their heads above water and survive. There are multiple volunteering opportunities to consider, like assisting at the food pantry and more. Get involved this year and help make a difference!

Photo by Star House via Facebook

Meals on Wheels


Join Meals on Wheels on their mission to provide quality health and nutrition services to those living in Central Ohio. Be one of the individuals that helps to deliver thousands of meals through assisting the process of both making and delivering meals to those in need.

Ronald McDonald House Charities


Ronald McDonald House Charities’ goal is to help the struggling families who have a child with medical complications and challenges. Whether it’s at a special event, a meal program, or through making welcome blankets – there is a way to get involved and serve this year.

Photo by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) via Facebook

United Way of Central Ohio


United Way of Central Ohio is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those who suffer from poverty. With United Way, there’s more than one way to support and contribute to the wellbeing of individuals across Central Ohio through Volunteer United. For more information on how you can help today, visit their website and click how to help.

Photo by United Way of Central Ohio via Facebook

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