Home » Your Health » Children's Health News » 8 Healthy Holiday Volunteer Ideas for Giving Back

8 Healthy Holiday Volunteer Ideas for Giving Back

Children's Health News, Featured, Men's Health News, Mobile Slider Featured, Senior's Health News, Women, Your Health

Welcome to December, which means tis’ the season to give. Sure, you can make a digital donation online or buy a bunch of gifts at your local mall to drop off at your local hospital or homeless shelter—but isn’t it more rewarding for you and those you’re helping to get hands-on with your volunteer and charity work?

Here are eight amazing, creative, and healthy ways that you can give back to your favorite charity, local food bank, or support organizations this holiday season…

 

1. Support Senior’s Needs

As we age, simple tasks, ones we took for granted in our younger years, can suddenly become difficult or altogether impossible. So a senior some love this holiday season by letting them know they are not forgotten.

Become an elder helper when you offer up a list of everyday tasks that you can help a homebound senior with. Bring the whole dang family along to aid with raking leaves, shoveling snow and clearing walkways, offering rides, grocery shopping, or even lending a hand with holiday baking and meal preparation.

volunteer 6

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat

  • 6 Tips for Dealing with a Breakup Over the Holidays
    If you’re a music lover you might buy into the fact that “breaking up is hard to do” or that “love hurts”.
    Children's Health News
  • A Real vs. Fake Christmas Tree: Which is Greener?
    Every year millions of families place gifts under a Christmas tree. It’s a long-running tradition that, for most of its history, involved the use of real trees.
    Children's Health News
  • 8 Tips for Preventing Holiday Burn Out
    Just like Santa’s sleigh, you can only take so many white Christmas pot lucks, and decking the halls soirees before you start to feel a tad burnt out.
    Children's Health News
  • 10 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas
    Like most people, you probably feel a little dread each year as the holiday season swings into full gear.
    Children's Health News
  • 8 Healthier Holiday Hacks
    The holidays are filled with indulgences. We stay inside more, we drink more, we eat more, and we have to wear stretchy pants WAY more often.
    Children's Health News
  • 7 Tips for Taking Care of a Real Christmas Tree
    There’s no denying that buying a fake Christmas tree has its advantages. A fake tree won’t leak sap all over your carpet and can be easily wrapped up and stowed away once the...
    Children's Health News
  • Infographic: Holiday Health Toolkit
    The holidays mean a lot of get togethers...with friends, family, and don't forget the work holiday pot luck!
    Children's Health News
  • 7 Tips for Adopting a Pet for Christmas
    The holidays can literally be brought to life when you give a gift that has four paws (or perhaps you're giving yourself a gift).
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Ways to Avoid Spoiling the Kids at Christmas without Being a Total Grinch
    The holiday season is when all the of the major toy manufacturers launch their newest "must have" item, and leave parents in a hurried frenzy trying to get the last one in stock so...
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Eco-friendly Gifts For This Holiday Season
    For many people, the holidays are all about celebrating relationships with friends and family. For others, they're a time for giving and receiving gifts.
    Children's Health News
  • Video: How to Healthfully Spend the Holidays Alone
    Many individuals, either by choice, due to the recent passing on of loved ones, or due to distance are spending the holidays alone.
    Children's Health News
  • Get Into Shape With These 9 Effective Fitness Apps
    There’s an app for virtually every activity people do on a daily basis, from monitoring water intake, to meditation, to task management.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Signs and Symptoms of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Parents of children know one thing all too well: kids get sick, and they tend to get sick pretty often.
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Common Symptoms of Delirium
    Delirium is when you depart from normal cognitive brain function, and it can be brought on by a variety of causes ranging from certain medications to diseases to infections and...
    Children's Health News
  • 6 Risk Factors for Developing Gout
    Gout is the result of an increase in uric acid in your system that can lead to crystal deposits in your joints, and because of this buildup, your likelihood of developing kidney...
    Children's Health News