Volunteering warms the soul and fills hearts with love and gratitude. Helping others in need is a great way to give back to your community and make a difference in the lives of others.

Whether caring for homeless pets is your calling, or feeding the hungry, there is an organization excited to have you on board.

Here are a few to look into depending on your interests.

Best Friends Animal Society– Best Friends runs the nations’ largest no-kill sanctuary and is focused on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.

Strut Your Mutt happens October 12th. Save the lives of homeless pets by participating in this annual event.

 

The Road Home-Assisting individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness through an emergency shelter, case managements and housing programs. Volunteer opportunities include front desk and kids book club. Groups also welcome.

 

Volunteers of America– They offer many programs like, Homeless adult and youth services, substance abuse treatment, mental health, detoxification, and youth mentoring ages 12-18. Volunteers are needed in a variety of programs.

Catholic Community Services-There are several programs within CCS to serve. They provide legal representation to immigrants and refugees who are seeing to legalize their immigration status. Provide meals to the homeless through the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall seven days a week. And work with refugees on resettlement and foster care.

 

The Good Samaritan Program This program provides a sack lunch for anyone who comes to their door seven days a week. Food is donated and volunteers assemble and hand out lunches.

 

The Utah Food Bank   They distribute food through a statewide network of 182 partner agencies across the state to fight hunger. You can help by giving food, money, or giving your time as a volunteer.