SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- With the holidays fast approaching, giving back to the community is top-of-mind for many San Diegans.
This holiday season brings plenty of chances to help others in San Diego County.
From ringing a bell over a Salvation Army red kettle to feeding homeless individuals and even making DIY pet toys, there are plenty of opportunities available.
Check out the list below for more:
Volunteer opportunities abound throughout the holiday season with the Salvation Army. You can sign up to ring a bell while collecting red kettle donations during the holiday fundraising drive. The money collected pays for holiday meals among other programs that last all year.
This holiday season, a great way to give back is by giving your time to the San Diego Food Bank. Before heading out, you'll need to sign up. Only children 11 and older can volunteer with the food bank. To learn more or sign up, click here.
Father Joe's Villages is the largest rehabilitation program for the homeless in San Diego. Each year, more than 10,000 San Diegans donate their time. Individuals, families, religious organizations, community groups, military, corporations and anyone over 10 years of age can volunteer. As with most volunteering opportunities, you'll need to sign up in advance. For more information, click here .
Want to help pets in need this holiday season? The San Diego Humane Society has a list of DIY dog toys you can make yourself at home with the kids, then drop off for a pet to enjoy. Click here for a list of DIY pet projects and donation drop-off locations.