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Volunteer Opportunities This Holiday Season

The holiday season begins in November and goes well into January. It is easy to get caught up in all the hoopla of Christmas lights, vists with Santa, hot chocolate, candy canes, and sugar plum fairies. Take advantage of the many opportunities to volunteer this holiday season.

Holiday Volunteering Options in Columbus:

Bethlehem on Broad

Broad Street UMC hosts a family assistance program that provides 1,200 food baskets during a mid-December Christmas Party. Volunteer groups, individual volunteers, supporting churches/organizations, and contributions are needed.

Broad Street United Methodist Church

501 East Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43215-3822

Phone: (614) 221-4571

Salvation Army Red Kettle

Bell Ringers needed Monday – Saturdays until December 24 (10:00am – 8:00pm)

80 Locations in Central Ohio

Contact: Debbie Luffy, Kettle Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (614) 403-0404

Ohio Nature Education

Spread some holiday cheer by gift wrapping purchases at Half Price Books in Columbus for donations to Ohio Nature Education from December 10-24. 

Contact: Manon VanSchoyck 

Email: [email protected]

Homeless Families Foundation Holiday Store

This program allows parents to select free gifts for their children (newborn-18 years old)

Volunteers are needed to help pick-up and/or sort donations, organize and restock store, personal shoppers, and gift wrappers.

Contact: Geneviev

Email: [email protected]

Seeds of Caring

Spread some holiday cheer creating holiday cards and caroling for seniors. There are four events scheduled throughout this month. Hurry, there is limited space available.



Deliver food to homebound individuals during the holidays.

Contact: Lifecare Alliance

Phone:  (614) 278-3130

Baking at Ronald McDonald House 

Bake homemade treats for the families at RMH. Bakers are scheduled M-F (1-3pm or 6-8pm).

Contact: Meika Hills, Volunteer Manager

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (614) 227-3700

Do you know of any other holiday volunteering ideas in Columbus?  If so, comment below.

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