It’s that time again. New year, new you! If one of your resolutions is to get involved and give back, here are some volunteer opportunities and non-profit events to start off January on the right foot. New year, new chances for giving!
Pittsburgh Marathon: Kick-off Training Run, January 7th
I know what you’re thinking…The marathon isn’t until May and how does this have anything to do with giving back? If you made resolutions to be more active and to give back, getting involved with the Pittsburgh Marathon can accomplish both of those goals. By signing up to “Run for a Reason” you can sign up to run in support of one of the many partner charities. By fundraising and helping spread awareness you can earn a free entry into one of the many running events during the marathon weekend in the spring. Register at this training run and get a signup bonus!
Get a group together for a good time and a good cause. “Bowling for Kids Sake” will help the Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh continue to match and serve Littles in the community. Want to do more than just “bowl”? Consider volunteering to be a Big and make a connection and a difference in the life a young child.
Like to read and love kids? If you have time in the afternoon on January 26 join PittServes and other volunteers as they help instill a love of reading in children. Hang out, read books, and make crafts with the kids. This is definitely a great way to give back and work on that reading list; children’s books count in my opinion when it’s for a good cause.
Become a Volunteer Firefighter: Your Local Volunteer Fire Department, Anytime
Looking for a way to get involved and give back to your community? Stop by your local fire department and see how you can get involved. Volunteer numbers have been dropping in recent years and departments are always happy to add willing prospects. Some training is required, but many departments help you through the process. Don’t think you can run into a burning building but still want to help? Check and see if there are auxiliary or office personnel positions that will allow you to assist the fire department and the community.
Did you make a resolution to give back more this year? If so what’s your plan? We’d love to help! Does your organization have an event or volunteer opportunity this month? Please share with us!
No matter if you’ve made a resolution or not, we wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year!