The holiday season can be the most wonderful time of the year for many, but we need your help in making that a reality for all in our community.
Looking for holiday activities with the kids while they're out of school? Want to make an impact with your friends during the holidays? Sign up for a holiday volunteer opportunity with us or one of our agency partners! Below are 10 different ways you get involved to make a difference in the lives of your neighbors this holiday season.
Click a link below to get more information or to sign up for a particular opportunity!
1. Best way to help veterans
Holiday Food Box Distribution - VA Medical Center with Freestore Foodbank
November 20 | Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220
2. Best volunteer opportunity for young professionals at a brewery
LINC Giving Tuesday with United Way of Greater Cincinnati
November 28 | Taft's Brewpourium, Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232
3. Best way to get your retail therapy fix without the guilt (tie)
Sponsor a Needy Child or Family for the Holidays! with Child Focus, Inc.
November 13 - December 8 | Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45244
Be Santa's Helper! Provide Gifts for Low Income Children with Children, Inc.
November 2 - December 16 | Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011
4. Best opportunity on the streetcar line
Christmas Tree Sale at Findlay Market with Caracole, Inc.
November 24 - December 17 | Findlay Market, Cincinnati, OH 45202
5. Best way to feel like an elf in Santa’s workshop (tie)
Gift Distributors Needed - Adopt A Family Program with Freestore Foodbank
December 4 - December 9 | Liberty Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Holiday Drive Volunteers with Brighton Center, Inc.
December 1 - December 19 | Central Ave, Newport, KY 41071
6. Best way to re-gift last year’s presents
Holiday Drive Collections with Brighton Center, Inc.
October 19 - December 19 | Central Ave, Newport, KY 41071
Brighton Center accepts used toys, as well as a variety of new items for their holiday drives.
7. Best opportunity for groups
Christmas Operations Volunteers with Freestore Foodbank
December 20 - 22 | Liberty Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
8. Best way to show off a special talent
Love Your Neighbor Campaign with The Salvation Army of Greater Cincinnati
November 17 - December 23 | Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
9. Best opportunity for teens & families
Check Out Hunger: Adopt a Kroger Store Near You! with Freestore Foodbank
November 16 - January 2 | Kroger stores in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
10. Best way to help out in the new year
Tax Preparer with United Way of Greater Cincinnati
January 30 - April 15 | Various Locations in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Indiana
Ready to help, or just want to learn more? Click the links above, then the Sign Up button to connect directly with the volunteer coordinator. They can share next steps and answer any questions you may have.
Want to keep looking? View more holiday opportunities, or find ways to get involved year-round at CincyHelps.org. Here, you can find a personalized list of recommendations based on the causes you care about, your skill set, and desired location. You can even receive alerts as new opportunities are added.