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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. New Volunteer You

A new year brings new ways of thinking, and plenty of opportunity to rethink your volunteering. Here are few ideas to take your volunteering in a new direction, or to the next level.

New Year's Resolutions for Good

Give the gift of kindness throughout the year with these monthly ideas for giving back.

Bring the Spirit of Service to Black History Month
Channel your pride for progress and continue the march forward by helping others during Black History Month.

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.

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.

5 ways to make a memorable Memorial Day
On Memorial Day, we honor and remember the men and women of our military who selflessly served and made the ultimate sacrifice. If you want to say “thank you” to the brave people who put our lives before their own, here are five ways to do it as a volunteer.

Make This a Memorial Day They’ll Never Forget
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.

Honor Veterans with Service
Veterans give so much in service Celebrate Memorial Day and Veterans Day by helping them, their families and your community.

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.

Make This Independence Day Their Best Yet
Here are a few ideas for helping out your fellow community members as you honor one of our nation’s treasured holidays.

Make Every Day Independence Day

Every community in America has military veterans and family members of veterans who need assistance here are a few ways to help.

Inspire Independence
Add to the celebration of our country's freedom by helping your community members gain - or maintain - their independence. Offer a ride, help someone in their job search or find other ways to do good.

Hold on to Summer with these Volunteer Ideas

Have fun and help out your community in the process.

When the Leaves Come Down, Help Take the Junk Out

We've got a few ideas to help you spruce up the neighborhood and declutter your home, all while having fun and helping others in need.

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.

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.

National Day of Service
Join others across America to honor those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks by giving back to your community.

America's PrepareAthon!
September 30 is America's PrepareAthon, the day when people across the nation take action to prepare for an emergency. It's easy to get involved.

Get Everyone in on the Halloween Fun
Here are a few ideas and activities to help make this upcoming Halloween safer, healthier and more fun.

Tricks to Make Halloween Volunteering a Treat
Here are some tips to help treat your community to a safe and memorable event, and inspire the next generation to Create the Good.

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.

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.

This Thanksgiving, Volunteer Where Others Don’t
Thanksgiving day is one of the busiest volunteer events of the year for hunger-prevention charities. Help make everyone’s holiday brighter with some alternative ways to help those in need.

10 Ways to Help on Turkey Day
Try these fun and easy ways to give back this holiday season. With these tips and tricks, you'll be sure to make them a part of your holiday tradition.

5 Simple Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer
'Tis the season! Volunteer to help others make the most of the holidays

5 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer
Whether you prefer to volunteer alone, or you’re more the type to rally the troops, here are a few ways to bring a little more holiday cheer to the community you hold dear.

Reduce Holiday Stress with These Family-Friendly Volunteer Tips
Want to get away from the stresses of holiday shopping, planning and entertaining? Volunteering is a great activity that can bring your family together and focus your energy on creating the good.

Put a Bow On It: Send a Care Package

A holiday care package is a box of sunshine sure to brighten someone's day. And there are plenty of ways to prep a holiday box that prompts a smile.

Do Good This Winter
Helping others escape the chill can be an energizing experience and a great way to stretch the holiday spirit into spring. Here are a few ways to help warm a few hearts and stay active as a winter volunteer.

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!

Giving Thanks by Giving Back
Create a new holiday tradition your family will be excited to take part of each and every year.

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