It’s very tempting to volunteer during the holiday season (November and December), but unless you already have a tradition/regular gig, I strongly encourage you to create a new tradition and volunteer January-October since
- It’s much less hectic at local charities during the non-holidays.
- You’re generally needed more at other times of year, particularly winter and summer when people are away on vacation.
- You will enjoy the experience if you’re able to focus on it rather than squeezing it in among your many “to do’s.”
Throughout the year, PMD organizes one-time opportunities for you to “test drive” different volunteer activities if you’re unsure where to start.
More than 80% of the partner charities we help have no ongoing volunteer programs or dedicated staff to run their own, ongoing volunteer programs, so you will be helping where you’re really needed.