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.