Random acts of kindness can make a person’s day. Even if it is an hour out of your day helping out at your local food bank, helping serve food at Salvation Army, and more.
Volunteering your time and energy is a HUGE act of kindness.
Research has shown that doing good does you good. Altruism – unselfish concern for the welfare of others – improves emotional well-being and physical health while lessening stress.
It doesn’t have to be volunteering. It can be just doing something nice for someone. But, best of all, it’s free.
Family & Children’s Services volunteer needs are typically met by its employees. But here’s a list of some interesting volunteer opportunities in the Tulsa area, all of which are a great way to make a difference locally.
So what are you waiting for? Volunteer in your community today!
The largest anti-poverty agency in Oklahoma focuses on helping Tulsa families become economically self-sufficient, its website states. The organization is accepting volunteers for clerical work, Tuesday tales, events and landscaping, among others.
DVIS is the only nonprofit agency in the Tulsa area providing proving comprehensive intervention and prevention services to fight domestic violence. Volunteers work in everything from office duties and shelter assistance to court and hospital advocacy for survivors.
Tulsa’s 24,000 square-foot homeless shelter provides area homeless services including a health clinic, case managers, computers and other resources to help overcome homelessness in the area, its website states. Volunteers work the front desk, shower desk, clothing room and kitchen, among other areas.
This nonprofit for at-risk youth began as part of an effort to prevent delinquency before blossoming into services including counseling, suicide prevention, Tulsa Youth Court and programs for youth in foster care, among others. Volunteers are needed for mentoring youth and manning Safe Place locations throughout the area.
The Parent Child Center of Tulsa fights domestic abuse in the Tulsa area through parent, child and community education, protecting at risk children through support services, and healing victims through treatment and other services. For a list of its volunteer needs, go here.