As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we look for ways to demonstrate gratitude to the people closest to us. One excellent way to do this is to look for opportunities to give back to the people or organizations that have given something to you over the years. To get you into the holiday spirit while also tapping into your spirit of service, here are some ways you can give thanks by giving back.
Engaging with veterans through volunteer service can be one of the best ways to thank them for their service, provide much-needed support and recognize the important role they play in our communities. Veterans face many challenges upon returning to civilian life, but there are many ways to partner with and support them. Here are some ideas for giving back and celebrating their service on Veterans Day and all year round:
Completing high school volunteer hours can sometimes be an arduous activity. Your busy schedule filled with sports practices, extracurricular activities, college applications, and spending quality time with friends does not always lend a spare moment to volunteer service. Did you know that volunteer experiences are excellent resume builders and can even help decide what career to pursue in college?
We recently wrote about the many ways seniors give back to their communities each year, and the health benefits of volunteering as you age. Senior Citizens also present many opportunities for service. Aging adults can face a number of challenges, from loneliness to failing health. Volunteering with senior citizens is a great way to thank them for their years of service and to help brighten their day!