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Where to volunteer this holiday season in San Diego County

Posted: 9:02 PM, Nov 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-21 05:11:42Z

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Getting into the holiday spirit may have you looking for opportunities to give back.

Throughout San Diego County, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer time to local organizations.

Ring a bell while collecting Red Kettle donations for the Salvation Army or make a DIY toy for a pet in need for the San Diego Humane Society. 

Check out the list below for ways to volunteer and get involved: 


San Diego Food Bank

This holiday season, a great way to give back is by giving your time to the San Diego Food Bank. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day. Morning, afternoon and evening shifts are available to sort and bag food donations. 

The Salvation Army

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the holiday season with the Salvation Army. You can sign up to ring the 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. 

San Diego Humane Society

With the Humane Society, you can sign up to make DIY pet toys, then drop them off to help the animals have a more enriched experience this holiday season. 

Father Joe's Villages

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. 

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