Looking for something meaningful to do this Christmas? Give back to the community by volunteering during the holidays in Miami! There are plenty of charity organizations and events in the city who can definitely use the extra help this season.
Give a helping hand this holiday by volunteering at the Mt Pisgah SDA Church in Miami Gardens on December 11 from 12-4 p.m. and December 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be in charge of sorting food, serving clients, and cleaning up the distribution and storage areas. Due to safety measures, those who volunteer are required to wear long pants, t-shirts, and closed-toe shoes. Click here to sign up and get more information.
On December 13 and 27, join a Vizcaya Museum and Gardens' horticulture team and get gardening! Bring your own gloves and help out with outdoor landscaping and gardening as well as removing invasive plants, cleaning up garbage, mulching, and planting. Plan to volunteer by registering for free in advance.
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Another cool way of volunteering in Miami is by helping clean up the city’s beautiful beaches. iPaddleMiami oversees this monthly bay cleanup which takes part in the northern area of the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve, and you can join the effort on December 15 before the holidays begin. You can paddle the islands across the bay and clean them up or walk along the shore and pick up trash. This volunteer activity also helps preserve the habitat's unique ecosystem. A $15 donation is suggested to help non-profit organizations and charities that help keep our waters clean.
If you feel a little adventurous this holiday season and want to make a difference, then this volunteering event is just for you. On December 22, help preserve one of the few hardwood hammock forests left in Biscayne Bay by cleaning the area around the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens for invasive plants. By doing so, you'll also get to visit an area of Vizcaya that’s usually blocked off from visitors. If you're up for exploring this holiday season, then sign up for this volunteer project today.
There’s no better way of closing out the year than by volunteering during the holidays in Miami, so roll up your sleeves and help out your community this month!
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