Halloween is Here: Volunteer Opportunities for the Spooky Season
October 31, 2022
The time of vampires, ghouls, goblins, and trick-or-treating is back! As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to die away and open places begin to arise once again, volunteering with your friends, family, and fellow trick-or-treaters becomes a possibility once again. Since Halloween is the celebration of the spirits that rise in celebration of the harvest season, here are a couple of food-related organizations to volunteer for around the hallowed day:
The Lucky Duck Foundation
The Lucky Duck Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to serving the homeless with a multitude of resources, ranging from food to transportation. Their main purpose is to fund programs that aid the suffering of those who are homeless and collaborate with many partners to accomplish this task.
Botanical Community Development Initiatives
Botanical Community Development Initiatives is a nonprofit dedicated to sustainable farming, in a way that is plentiful and beneficial for the environment at the same time. Some of their activities include housing a plant nursery, a farm stand, and much more!
Heaven’s Windows is a nonprofit committed to helping low-income families through projects such as food packing for children, senior job training sites, etc. They are also involved in many other projects, collaborating with other organizations to ensure disadvantaged San Diego San Diegans get back on their feet.
Feeding San Diego
Feeding San Diego is the local chapter of the nationwide organization Feeding America. Their goal is to ensure every hungry person in San Diego has a healthy intake of nutritious food and to eliminate food insecurity in the county. They are involved in a variety of projects, including packing backpacks with food for local students, Calfresh, etc.
California Wolf Center
Whenever we think of spooky things, what else comes to mind? The number 13, the full moon, and werewolves of course. And speaking of werewolves, HandsOn San Diego has a new partner: The California Wolf Center! The California wolf center is a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring the protection of wolves and conducting an assortment of projects to contribute to the safety of their habitat, recovering wild wolves, and much more!
That’s surely not a complete list of all the organizations you can volunteer for, but I hope that it’ll get you started! HandsOn San Diego hopes you have a fang-tastic time volunteering! Happy Halloween!