Giving back to those less fortunate is one of the best gifts anyone can give. It warms one’s heart and provides hope for those who desperately need it. Not only does it benefit those receiving the support, but those providing it. It provides valuable life lessons and makes you appreciate everything you have.

You never are too old or young to help someone. Here is a list of potential volunteer activities that are good for a variety of ages.

Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization. Their goal is to help feed hungry children around the world. The meals, ManaPacks, are hand-packed by volunteers. They include 4 items: vitamin-packed flavoring, dried vegetables, soy, and rice. Shifts are only two hours, but you will be surprised by how much you can achieve. At the end of each session, the number of boxes volunteers have completed is totaled and shared. They also provide statistics on how many children your group has helped. It is astonishing how much can be done in such little time. The event is not only for a good cause but is fun. Individuals can talk among one another and sing to the music that is played at the venue.

This volunteer opportunity comes with some great perks. It is easy enough for kids to take part in and get involved with. The only restraint is that that children must be 5 years or older. Plus, individuals who cannot stand for long periods have the option to sit and take part in other jobs. Strong individuals who want to get a workout in, can help refill supplies for the packers.

Feed My Starving Children has permanent locations in several states. As for Texas, they have one permanent location in Richardson. They also offer MobilePack events, which are at a local venue. These are short-term events that are at various locations throughout the state. To keep updated on when they are coming to cities near you check out the Feed My Starving Children website.

Animal Shelters

Animal rescue shelters are always in need of extra help. There are millions of animals that get sent to the shelter every year. These poor pets need to be cared for and looked after until they find their forever home. While volunteering, you can perform a variety of duties. These tasks include walking animals, cleaning cages, grooming, feeding, watering, etc.

Volunteering at an animal shelter is fun for any animal lover. You can see the pets and get to interact with them. This will brighten your day and theirs because they lack the affection a family provides.

Animal shelters are scattered all around. The odds are you live closer to one than you might think. Look to see, which one is nearest you and give them a call to see when you can come in and help.

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House provides temporary housing for families with a child in area hospitals. This way parents do not have to be far away from their sick child. The Ronald McDonald House provides home-cooked meals, private bedrooms, and play areas for families.

Volunteers have several ways they can choose to help. If individuals want to form a group, they can make a meal for the residents of the house. The volunteers are tasked with picking a meal to make and buying the needed ingredients. Volunteers cook the meal at the Ronald McDonald House and then serve the residents. Afterward, volunteers clean up the mess. Groups can also choose to host a family activity. Some activities might include, hosting a craft, an outdoor activity or movie.

Volunteers can also choose to work individually, rather than in a group. These opportunities include working at the front desk, in the kitchen area, or the family room, helping with family activities or driving the van.

Ronald McDonald Houses are located all over the world. As for Texas, they have several locations. These include locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Galveston. Look to see if there are any locations near you.

These are just a few volunteering opportunities to help you get involved. Now is the perfect time to act and help those in need. Let us know where you like to volunteer by commenting down below.

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