Give Your Time During the Holidays: Places to Volunteer Around Concord
Volunteering is a rewarding experience for people of all ages. One of the best ways to figure out where you’d like to volunteer is to ask yourself what you’d like to gain out of the experience. Whether you’re interested in making new friends, gaining confidence or learning new skills — becoming a volunteer is an excellent way to give back to the community and make a difference in the lives of others. As the holiday season approaches, there are plenty of great volunteer opportunities awaiting you in the greater Concord area.
Volunteer Opportunities Available in Concord This Holiday Season
Concord Public Library
If you love books and meeting new people, volunteering at the library may be a great fit! These volunteers help to keep the daily operations at the library running smoothly and are responsible for a number of different tasks, including:
- Helping with the book sale
- Data entry
- Shelving books
- Processing new books and discarded items
- Helping with library events
- Mending damaged books
The Friends Program is a community non-profit that focuses on 4 main areas including emergency housing, foster grandparents, the retired and senior volunteer program (RSVP) and youth mentoring. Together with the help of their volunteers, the team at the Friends Program annually helps out more than 4,500 children and families, seniors and those living with disabilities. Their team is made up of around 800 New Hampshire volunteers who dedicate nearly 250,000 hours of their time each year. Because of the grand scale of their outreach programs, they are always looking for new volunteers.
Future in Sight
Future in Sight is a great local nonprofit organization that is always in need of new volunteers. With a team that is dedicated to helping transform the lives of blind or visually impaired community members and their families, there are plenty of opportunities to give back when volunteering with Future in Sight. Some of the services they offer include:
- Education services for those affected and their families
- Rehabilitation options
- Holistic continuum care (counseling, group therapy, occupational therapy, etc.)
- Orientation and mobility training
- In-home, at-work or community services available
- And much more
The American Red Cross
With so many people across the US having been affected by recent natural disasters, it makes sense that volunteers are looking for new ways to give back at home. The American Red Cross is designed to help people in the event of emergencies, providing care and comfort to those in need. Whether the local team is working to help a single family in need or thousands of disaster victim, their purpose is to prevent and alleviate human suffering whenever and wherever possible.
New Hampshire Audubon
New Hampshire is home to some of the greatest natural lands and wildlife areas in the US and with so much beautiful open space, volunteering to keep Concord looking great is an awesome way to give back to the community. New Hampshire Audubon could always use the help of new volunteers in the Concord office and has a variety of opportunities available to people of all ages. Current volunteer opportunities with NH Audubon include wildlife volunteer field survey positions and a wreath fundraiser coordinator. Both of these positions offer community members a fun and rewarding way to give back this holiday season.
Enjoy a Rewarding and Happy Holiday Season
At Havenwood Heritage Heights, we are proud to be active members of the community here in Concord. Whether you’re looking for a fun volunteer opportunity during the holiday season or you’d like to volunteer on a more long-term basis, there are plenty of options out there to explore. For more information about how you can give back to those in need or to schedule a tour of our community, be sure to visit the team at Havenwood Heritage Heights online today!