It’s easy to get into the giving spirit over the holidays, but local charities need your help year-round to do their work. Make a resolution to do your part every month of the year in 2016. You’ll find a diverse range of opportunities around the city, with something to cater to nearly every interest.
If you have an interest in health care, you can help patients at the INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in several roles. Work as a coffee cart volunteer delivering hot beverages to patients and families in the clinical units and waiting rooms, sign up as a compassionate connected care volunteer and visit with patients, stock supply carts, and check call lights. Become a patient ambassador and proactively help patients identify any unmet needs. Volunteers can find a dozen roles to fill here, helping and comforting patients and their families.
As a volunteer at Heavenly Hospice, you can help provide care to someone with a terminal illness. Volunteers at the hospice offer a comforting presence to patients and their families. They may spend their time talking with patients, engaging in hobbies with them, or documenting life stories. Bereavement volunteers offer support, education, and comfort to families who have recently lost loved ones.
If you’re passionate about working with animals, a position as a “pawlenteer” at the Central Oklahoma Humane Society is the perfect way to give back. You’ll have flexible job responsibilities that include working with the animals, greeting customers, cleaning the facility, and keeping things organized at the Adoption Center. The Humane Society also has volunteer opportunities you can complete from home, such as fostering homeless animals or following up on recent adoptees.
Help Oklahoma families who need safe and affordable housing by lending a hand with Habitat for Humanity. You can work on new home construction sites or help homeowners restore their homes to improve safety. If you can’t quite see yourself on a work site, you can also volunteer in the office.
Whether your skills lie in working with people or filing papers, there’s a volunteer opportunity in Oklahoma City that will help you make the most of what you have to offer. Start making a difference for families and sign up for a volunteer project today.