Volunteer opportunities are endless when you know where to look.

Written by Keli Meyers

Studies show that family members who lead by example are more effective at teaching the importance of valuable virtues like gratitude, compassion, and responsibility. Youth volunteers are less likely to engage in risky behavior, feel connected to their communities, and do better in school.

Dish Up Dinner is a family friendly volunteer program from Shade Tree Shelter. Its volunteer efforts go toward providing safe shelter and improving the life of women, children, and animals.
Sometimes just the act of being there to serve dinner can make a positive change in someone’s life, including your own.

Thanksgiving Day Meal Volunteers:
Catholic Charities not only serves the homeless and vulnerable citizens living in our community, they also deliver dinners to isolated homebound seniors from their Meals on Wheels kitchen and teach 1700 newly resettled refugees the honored tradition of an American Thanksgiving Dinner.

If you would like to assist their efforts this Holiday Season you can sign up online at: CatholicCharities.com or for more information 702.366.2081.

Want to volunteer but don’t know where to start?

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer Center is the largest community volunteer force in Southern Nevada. A one-stop-shop that connects individuals, families, groups and corporations to fun, meaningful and impactful volunteer opportunities.

Visit volunteercentersn.org and find a cause that is right for you.

Another great resource for volunteer opportunities is volunteermatch.org. They are an online source matching passionate people to good causes. You can search by cause and location to find something just right for you.