Every year you talk about volunteering, donating, or otherwise doing good in your community during the holiday season and every year you decide to spend your weekends shopping, eating a lot of cookies, and drinking way too much at holiday parties instead. JERK.
Make this year the year you do do something nice! But what can you do? Where do you start? How do you find a great organization that's a good fit for you? Questionland is here to help!
Ask our expert panel any and all questions you have about volunteering—where to go, who to talk to, which organizations focus on the things that mean the most to you, etc.
Here's one question that's already been asked:
Vivian McPeak, the Director of Hempfest says:
Real Change is beginning the planning process for their "Holiday Party," and they are looking for participation in three different ways: first, soliciting food donations from restaurants and grocery stores, volunteering on the day of for set-up and clean-up, and lastly, to put together gifts for the vendors who come to the party. They expect anywhere from 50 to 100 Real Change vendors to be at this party. Also, you can volunteer at a Seattle Shelter that helps the homeless.
Or, you can volunteer to work in a shelter for the holiday season. This time of nyear they are at their highest need. http://www.scn.org/crisis/shelters.html has a list of Seattle area homeless shelters.
food banks also need help: http://www.scn.org/crisis/food.html
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