As we look ahead to the Christmas season it’s nice to take a moment to think about the Christmas spirit. That’s something that we can carry out throughout the year, though giving and volunteerism tends to drop away when the excitement of the holidays are done.
It doesn’t have to be that way. There are a lot of volunteer opportunities in the area that you might think about getting involved with during the coming year.
Raleigh’s particularly organized about offering these programs. There’s something for almost every interest, from the foster grandparent program to the police volunteer program.
Wake County is also looking for volunteers. They need people for Meals on Wheels, people to offer child care, and even people to offer administrative assistance. You can get involved by searching through their volunteer directory.
The success of all of these programs speaks to something we love about all of our neighbors in the Triangle area. There’s a lot of kindness and care going around that just can’t be beat.
Besides, some of them are just a lot of fun, and are a great way to meet other people who might share your interests. Giving some of your time and talents to these programs might make a better New Year’s resolution than all of those weight loss goals that people typically write at this time of year!