The return of the school year is a perfect time to start giving back.
Students who were all too comfortable reveling in the lackadaisical days of their summer are often encouraged by teachers to participate in community service programs, and adults with busy schedules can take that academic reminder and decide to volunteer as well.
Below, you find ways to help those in need.
You can chop carrots at a food pantry, work with animals, tutor an elementary student, assist the aging and much more. Below are a few Queens organizations that always welcome volunteers and guides to find even more opportunities.
Entertain and assist the aging at one of these locations:
Help those in need of extra care here:
Don't know exactly what type of program is right for you? These centers serve many different purposes:
Also check out NYC Service for a larger list of opportunities.