Make Time to Volunteer All Year Long

After the start of the new year, charitable feelings that come about because of the holidays can diminish. Oftentimes, organizations that are overwhelmed with volunteer requests during the holidays need the most help after the giving season is over.

Volunteering is a way to keep a sense of holiday cheer going all year. The great state of Michigan is filled with opportunities to give back. Here’s a look at just a few:

  • Cass Community Social Services is an organization that works to provide programs for food, health, housing and jobs to combat poverty and homelessness in and around the city of Detroit.
  • The Kalamazoo Dream Center serves low-income and homeless individuals and families in southwest Michigan.
  • Help The Little Forks Conservancy in Midland celebrate the environment by maintaining a preserve’s trail, planting or helping with various events.
  • The Humane Society of West Michigan is always looking for interested volunteers to help with activities related to socializing and caring for shelter animals.
  • The Sault Sainte Marie War Memorial Hospital offers volunteer opportunities like Helping Hands and Road to Recovery.
  • 826Michigan in Ann Arbor calls on individuals to help with one-on-one homework help and other opportunities.

Giving back builds friendship, fosters gratitude and brings continuous benefits that help build an even more positive Michigan. For even more service opportunities, connect with a volunteer center in your area that contributes to causes nationwide.

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