Now is the time to find a nonprofit to support.
We are huge advocates for people to volunteer. The help volunteers provide has a major impact on our community by providing much-needed support to nonprofits.
Did you know, the value of a volunteer is $31.80/hour? That is how big of an impact you can make for nonprofits with limited budgets.
The holiday season is a great time to volunteer.
Nonprofits in south central Kansas play a vital role in the strength of our community, and they all need volunteers. You can volunteer at homeless shelters helping people survive the winter cold, or at a children’s home where you’ll bring joy to a child during a hard time.
The holiday season usually lends itself well to volunteering. You may have time off from work or school and want to spread some cheer. If you feel giving back of your time seems like the right solution, you are absolutely right. The holiday season has many fun and unique volunteer opportunities that provide benefit to our community.
Amy Hawley is United Way of the Plains’ Volunteer Center Manager. She helps manage and coordinate volunteer opportunities across south central Kansas.
“For many nonprofits, holiday planning is a big thing,” she shared. “Volunteering with these nonprofits helps them accomplish big projects that take time and resources, and also brings holiday cheer.”
We like to think the holidays are a great opportunity for you to dabble in volunteering. With ample opportunities, you can bounce around from nonprofit to nonprofit, looking for the perfect fit for you.
Holiday hype, year-round need
Once you find a cause or organization you like, don’t stop volunteering. Many of these nonprofits operate year-round and the need for volunteers doesn’t stop.
In fact, nonprofits struggle to keep up after the holidays because volunteerism drops, but it doesn’t have to. Here are some ways you can stay connected: