The Times Picayune: Where to volunteer in the New Orleans area this holiday season

November 20, 2017 – Jennifer Larino

The holidays are a time for giving. For many, the opportunity to give one’s time, whether through traveling to see family, cooking for loved ones or volunteering in the community, is the most valuable gift of all.

We compiled a list of organizations and volunteer events for those interested in doing community service over Thanksgiving or the weeks following. At this point, many organizations have enough volunteers for Thanksgiving Day, however, they encourage people to sign up for opportunities over the next weeks and throughout the year when demand for help increases.

Here are events and organizations seeking help over the holidays:

Sheriff’s Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration