The birds are chirping, bees are buzzing, flowers are blooming, and the pollen is everywhere. Today is the first day of spring! Goodbye cold weather and hello sunny days. Spring is a great time to have a new beginning by getting out and volunteering in your community.
Do you want to volunteer in your community this spring, but you are lost when it comes to finding things to do? No need to be confused any longer with this list of spring themed volunteering ideas!
- Make the flowers bloom: Clean up your community park for the spring. Plant flowers, repair playgrounds, or pick up trash. Whatever you can do to beautify your park to make it more enjoyable will make a difference!
- Walk a dog: Volunteer to be a dog walker or check out your local shelter to see if they need dog walkers. You can enjoy the beautiful weather, while hanging out with a furry friend.
- Get your feet wet: Join generationOn for their project of the month “Get your feet wet.” Track your water footprint for World Water Day to see how you can better conserve.
- Got lemonade? Set up a lemonade stand for good in your community. Pick a nonprofit or cause that you feel passionate about and raise money for them by selling lemonade to your neighbors!
- Build a house: Love being outside? Join a Habitat for Humanity build for the spring!
- Grow your own: Want to get more involved with your community members? Plant a community garden and buy local. Your neighbors can contribute all of their favorite plants to the garden. What a great way to live sustainably!
- Plant a tree: Arbor Day is just around the corner reduce your carbon footprint and plant a tree. Check out the Arbor Day Foundation to get started!
- Paint your school: Who doesn’t love a little color? Donate your artistic abilities to your local school and paint a mural.
- Spring break for good: Is your school’s spring break coming up? Choose an alternative spring break this year and make a difference. Check your school website for options. United Way also has many options for alternative spring breaks.
- Explore the zoo: Volunteer to be a mentor to a child and bring them to the zoo.
- Spring cleaning: Do you have a lot stuff lying around that you have no idea what to do with. Clean out your house and donate your goods.
- Egg hunt: Volunteer to host a egg hunt for the kids in your community.
Spring is a great time to volunteer because not only is the weather awesome, but you have so many volunteer options! Start your new beginning this season with these volunteer ideas or one of your own.
Are you volunteering or do you have another idea to add to the list? We would love to hear it, share your comments below.