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Volunteering: Give a Little… Get a Lot

Looking to put a little magic into the Christmas season?

There are many different ways you can volunteer and help others at this time of year. Giving to others makes you feel good, and volunteering is something you can do with family or by yourself. Here are some suggestions:

  • Help the homeless: Contact a shelter for the homeless and volunteer your time during the Christmas season. Christmas day is a popular time, but there are night shift slots too.
  • Carolling: Is there any better way to feel festive than singing favourites with a group and raising money for a charity while you do? Contact local charities and ask if you can carol on their behalf. They’ll usually provide you with an official collecting tin. If you don’t want to sing, local churches often host charity carol concerts and need volunteers to help sell tickets, seat people and sell refreshments.
  • Fun runs: Raise money for charity while burning off all the extra calories everyone tends to tuck into at this time of year. Check online to see if there’s a Santa Fun Run in your area. The lengths of runs vary from one kilometre/ or a couple of miles and up, and there’s usually a small entry fee.
  • Simple gifts: Donate a gift or food to a shelter. Donate money to help refugees. Buy charity Christmas cards instead of commercial ones. Help out at a local school or church’s holiday event. Gift a day of cleaning by MOLLY MAID to an elderly couple on the street.