As the holiday season quickly approaches, there is not a better time to roll up your sleeves and donate your time to a local nonprofit. Volunteering is also a great way to make new connections if you are new to Oklahoma City. No matter what your passion is, you can find a local organization that could put that passion to good work.
Oklahomans love to give back to others. We’re kind by nature, and we genuinely look for ways to help our fellow human. Oklahoma City’s best asset -- its people – is one of the best benefits of living in OKC. In fact a recent survey found the Oklahomans give more than 94.22 million hours of service each year.
One of the most immediate needs is volunteering to bring desserts for the Homeless Alliance’s annual Thanksgiving meal. The day shelter will serve the meal on Wednesday, Nov. 27, but the desserts are needed at the shelter on Monday, Nov. 25. You can sign up here to bring a dessert or see what other volunteer opportunities are available for the event. There’s still some spots available to help chop or prepare vegetables as well as debone the cooked turkeys.
From painting nails at a hospice center to being a Salvation Army bell ringer, the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Volunteer Center has a lengthy list of places where you can get plugged into the community. There are plenty of service groups that can use your help. Learn more about those groups by clicking here. For more on volunteering in OKC visit https://www.abetterlifeokc.com/volunteerism/volunteerism/.