Nice Things to Do for People In Estrella and Beyond
Are you looking to give back to those that are in need? There are a number of nonprofits nearby and in Estrella that are looking for volunteers year round. Even if you are unable to volunteer, there are still numerous ways you can help make a difference and further a nonprofit’s mission. So if you are ready to lend a helping hand and make a positive impact in your community, we have rounded up a few local nonprofits that offer a variety of volunteer opportunities and other ways you can give back:
The Honey Foundation
The Honey Foundation, which is local to Estrella, strives to create a world that is dedicated to spreading kindness. Through its Kindness Education Program, the nonprofit teaches students to “bee” kind to others while also teaching them valuable life skills such as confidence, effective communication, leadership, philanthropy, and more. The foundation has a number of sponsorship opportunities, as well as volunteer opportunities through its community events, including the Water Walk/Run 5K. The event was held in September this year but be sure to keep your eyes peeled for future volunteer opportunities.
Homeless Youth Connection
The Homeless Youth Connection (HYC) aims to eliminate barriers for homeless youth to receive a quality education and graduate — helping to ensure a successful future. This Valley nonprofit works with high school students to assist them in overcoming obstacles to graduating and help them create a plan to guide them in their post-graduation life. By providing preventative measures along with valuable resources, the HYC navigates students to a brighter future. The HYC is always looking for volunteers to assist with administrative tasks, be a political advocate for the organization, provide student transportation, and more.
Meals of Joy
This West Valley nonprofit delivers fresh and tasty meals for senior citizens who are unable to cook for themselves and are wanting to live independent lifestyles. The organization makes home cooked main courses, soups, and side dishes. For those who are looking for volunteer opportunities, Meals of Joy is always in need of volunteer drivers to deliver these meals right to senior citizens’ doorsteps.
St. Mary’s Food Bank
St. Mary’s Food Bank, which has locations throughout the West Valley, strives to end hunger in Arizona by collecting and distributing food to families and individuals in need. The nonprofit offers a number of beneficial programs including food distribution, children’s feeding programs, community kitchens, and its LIFT program which helps adults who have barriers to employment have successful careers in the warehouse and logistics industry. If you are looking for nice things to do for people, you should consider volunteering with St. Mary’s Food Bank for an extra rewarding experience.
For those who are eager to make a positive impact in their local community, there are a number of nonprofits right here in the Estrella and throughout the West Valley that are looking for volunteers throughout the year. Happy volunteering!