Doing something good for someone else can be much more special than getting a gift. Seriously, helping or volunteering makes the heart grow. Take the Grinch for example- after he gave back all of the presents he stole from the Who-folk his heart grew three sizes bigger.

There are a few places around town that will greatly appreciate your help with volunteer work this Holiday season. Check out some below.


 

  • Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission

Volunteer Opportunities Include: serving food, work at their mission thrift store, collect items, and help with seasonal events.

You can check out their website to get more information and how to get involved.


  • Providence House

Volunteer Opportunities Include: Serving meals, tutoring adults and children, assisting in the donations room.

Contact the Providence House here.


  • Pet Savers of Shreveport

Volunteer Opportunities Include: adoption counselor, cat socialization and grooming, dog socialization and grooming, dog walker, dog day adventures, junior volunteers, maintenance/grounds, phone volunteer, photographer/biographer, shelter assistant, social media volunteer, special events support, transporter.

Check out more information here.


  • Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana

Volunteer Opportunities Include: sorting and stocking donated food, organize mail, general office duties, maintenance, food drives, food pantries, special events.

Check out more information here.


These are just a few of the many non-profit organizations that need help this holiday season. My tip when it comes to volunteering is to do your research and find a non-profit that is passionate about the same thing you are.