25 Ways to Celebrate National Volunteer Month

"The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves" - Helen Keller
by Jessica Rao, Girl Talk Ambassador
  1. Start a Girl Talk Chapter.
  2. Have a bake sale & give the proceeds to charity.
  3. Run/walk a charity race.
  4. Set up a clothing drive.
  5. Write letters to send to soldiers.
  6. Sign up to be a counselor at a camp for disabled children.
  7. Make toys to give to an animal shelter.
  8. Help out at your local animal shelter.
  9. Volunteer at a hospital/children’s hospital.
  10. Pick up trash in your community.
  11. Send letters to people who are going through difficult times.
  12. Start a club at your school about an issue you’re passionate about (animal welfare, girl power, etc.).
  13. Set up a food drive.
  14. Start a fundraiser on Custom Ink.
  15. Make care kits to donate to homeless shelters (look on websites to find items that they need).
  16. Help tutor young students.
  17. Make a Little Free Library.
  18. Make jewelry to sell & give the money to your favorite charity.
  19. Volunteer at a nursing home.
  20. Write letters to thank employees at your local nonprofits for the work they do.
  21. Plant trees/flowers in your community.
  22. Look online for any new volunteering events coming up near you.
  23. Host a spirit night at a local restaurant.
  24. Foster a dog or cat.
  25. Make paintings to give to hospitals.


  1. Jill Jensen on May 6, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    I am very interested in starting a chapter for helping girls but I have some questions and was wondering who I might be able to talk to before actually applying in case I am confused about exactly what it is you are doing and if I can help. I am a former elementary school teacher of 22 years and a mother of 2 beautiful daughters and I lost my youngest to a successful suicide in 2013 and I would do anything to make it so no other mom or family ever has to deal with the loss of a child.
    Thank you,
    Jill Jensen
    Spring Creek, Nevada

    • girltalk on May 6, 2019 at 8:01 pm

      Hi, Jill,

      Thanks for reaching out and sharing your story. We would love to help you get your Chapter started and answer any questions you may have! You can send any Chapter-related questions to our Director of Programs and Chapters, Ellen: [email protected]

      The Girl Talk Team

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