Where to Volunteer This Thanksgiving


This Thanksgiving is most likely going to feel different than those in the past. You might be staying home rather than bolting through the airport. Your table may have a few less people sitting around it. But now is a time to be grateful for the things we do have and share our blessings with others. This Thanksgiving, consider using your extra time to volunteer with an organization that spends the holidays helping others.

There are many organizations, food banks, and programs still looking to fill their Thanksgiving volunteer slots, but their spaces are filling quickly! If you are interested in volunteering with one of these wonderful organizations, click the linked information pages for more information on the types of volunteer opportunities they are offering.

Active Faith | South Lyon

Bountiful Harvest | Brighton

Cass Community Social Services | Detroit

COTS Detroit | Detroit

Detroit Area Agency on Aging Senior Solutions | Various Locations

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries | Detroit

Focus: HOPE | Detroit

Food Gatherers | Ann Arbor

Food Rescue US | Detroit

Forgotten Harvest | Royal Oak

Gleaners Community Food Bank | Various Locations

Macomb Community Action | Macomb County

If you feel safe about getting out, consider taking your older kids to volunteer with you this year. It’s the perfect way to model giving back. For some other ways to teach younger kids about Thanksgiving, check out Not Your Typical Thanksgiving Books for Kids.


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