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Holidays and Special Events

Ideas for Helping on Holidays and Special Events

It's a New Year. Be a New Kind of Volunteer
Break free from your comfort zone and try something totally different. You have nothing to lose - and your community has everything to gain!

New Year's Resolutions for Good
Give the gift of kindness throughout the year with these monthly ideas for giving back.

Make a Difference on MLK Jr Day of Service
Find ways to give back to your community on MLK Jr Day or throughout the year.

AARP Honors Inspiring Leaders During Black History Month
Throughout the month of February, AARP will recognize and highlight leaders taking action to help build up their communities and help them thrive.

This Winter, Get Back to Virtual Volunteering
Stay warm while you do good with these four engaging remote volunteer ideas.

Spread the Love
Chocolate and flowers aren't the only signs of love on Valentine's Day. You can also show affection through service and generosity.

Bring the Luck of the Irish to Everyone
Like St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland, you can help to drive the worries from other people's lives in your community with these fast, fun volunteering ideas.

Winter's over! Spring into volunteer action
Here are a few simple ways to make a difference as the weather heats up, right in your community, neighborhood or home.

4 ways to raise mental health awareness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and at a time when 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, there’s never been a better time to make a difference as a volunteer.

Create New Traditions on Mother's and Father's Day
Show your mother, father, grandparents, guardians, and people-who-are-like-parents how much you love them in safe, physically distanced ways.

How to Honor (Any) Mom This Mother’s Day
Here are a few ways to honor the moms in your community and give them a Mother’s Day they’ll never forget.

Make Mom Proud
Mother's Day is the perfect time to honor all the moms and families who mean so much to us.

Honor Fallen Veterans This a Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a special time to honor those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Here a few ways you can make a difference.

This Father’s Day Make (Any) Dad Proud
Check out these ideas and links for inspiration, and make a difference for a dad you know - or one you’ve never even met!

6 Simple Ways to Say “Happy Birthday, USA!”
It’s among the most celebrated holidays of the year—barbecues, fireworks shows, block parties and family gatherings. But Independence Day is also one of the easiest days to make a difference as a volunteer. Here’s how.

Change the world for the better this summer
Check out these six fun, seasonal and unusual ways to volunteer.

Embrace (or escape) the sun as a volunteer
Whether you love the outdoors or prefer to keep cool by the A/C, find ways to volunteer this summer.

Hold on to Summer with these Volunteer Ideas
Have fun and help out your community in the process.

Go Back to School
Whether you’re a high-school student looking for a way to meet community service course requirements, a parent or grandparent with a little extra time, or just someone looking for a way to lend a helping hand, local schools are great places to start.

It’s Disaster Preparedness Month – get prepared!
September is Disaster Preparedness Month. And from making sure your house is in order, to helping neighbors, friends and your entire community, here are some of the ways you can make a difference.

Hispanic Heritage Month 
Here are 5 ways to  celebrate and get involved as a volunteer.

Turn Over a New Leaf
As summer winds down and kids head back to school, a wide range of volunteer opportunities open up. Here are a few ways you can help your friends and neighbors who are short on time, and communities who could use a helping hand.

6 Spook-tacular Ways to Give Back this Halloween
If you love having a chill run up your spine—and not just from the crisp autumn air—volunteer opportunities on the spooky side may be right for you.

All Treats, No Tricks
Halloween is the perfect time to help out and add the spirit of giving to your celebrations. Bring the community together for festive fun.

Say Thanks Through Service
5 ways to give back to those who gave to you.

Meaningful Ways to Say “Thanks” This Thanksgiving
You can help make this holiday special for the people who’ve made a difference for you, or better yet, honor someone who's helped make a difference for someone else.

Do Good This Winter
6 ways to share some warmth this winter.

Throw a "Spirit of Giving" Holiday Party
Create a new holiday tradition with a "giving back" party! Here are four fun and festive ideas to enjoy with your guests.

10 Ways to Spread Cheer
Small acts of good go a long way, especially during the holidays. Use these ideas to bring a smile to someone's face this season!

Reach Out and Connect
5 ways to banish loneliness this holiday season.

Simple Year-End Volunteer Ideas
Here are eight acts of volunteerism you can fit in before the end of the year.