February 11, 2017
That’s right – on a day dedicated to celebrating love, volunteering is a GREAT way to show you care and give the gift of love to people in need in your community.
Here are a few things you can do get (civically) engaged this Voluntine’s day…
Second Harvest Food Bank still needs help for both the morning and the afternoon donation sorting shifts. Will you be their Volentine? Visit their volunteer calendar for more information & to sign up!
Donate blood – Every two seconds, someone needs blood to survive. The only source of that blood is YOU, the donor. One blood donation can be separated into three parts and may impact THREE different people in need. Save lives. Give blood. Visit OneBlood.org to find bus and branch locations near you.
Write valentines this weekend and bring them to a shelter, hospital, or youth program. Everyone brings them for the kids – why not surprise the women and men with notes of compassion and encouragement? What about the staff who dedicate their lives to making a difference? If you’re coming to the Darwin Day event tomorrow, we’ll be making valentines for the SafeHouse residents & staff.
Take a walk or bike ride on a local trail and pick up trash.
Volunteering makes a great family activity – and a great date idea, too!
Visit our Volunteer Resources page to find ways to connect with volunteer opportunities near you.
Have a Happy & Engaged Volentine’s Day!