The holidays are a time for us to give back. Giving doesn’t always require a gift, money or any material things. Giving is about doing for others for no personal gain. During the holidays, the best way to give is often through volunteer work. Volunteer work not only helps the community, but provides an excellent resume builder for students who lack job experience. Here’s a list of some local volunteer opportunities this winter break.

West Texas Food Bank

The West Texas Food Bank collects, purchases and distributes food to people in need across 19 West Texas counties. The Midland location is in need of Christmas pantry volunteers starting December 14th. Volunteers will need to set up and re-stock the pantry, assist clients with their food selections, and help with cleanup. The position is open to anyone 14 and up.
Sign up to volunteer at the West Texas Food Bank online.

Gifts Of Hope

Gifts of Hope serves cancer patients and their families through support, lodging, information and networking. The Midland location is in need of sign and sandwich makers, greeters, and clerical volunteers this winter break. The positions are open to anyone 16 and up.
Sign up to volunteer at Gifts of Hope online.

Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen

Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen is a faith-based food kitchen that provides meals to the hungry. Breaking Bread serves meals to the homeless, working poor, and elderly every Monday through Friday from 5:30-6:30. They are a completely voluntary organization looking for all the help they can get over the holidays.
Sign up to volunteer for Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen online.

Casa De Amigos

Casa De Amigos improves the quality of life throughout the Midland community by helping people help themselves. Casa De Amigos offers youth and adult education, senior services, social services and health wellness information in order to help individuals meet their needs. They need volunteers this Christmas break to clean, organize, and care for their facilities.
Sign up to volunteer at Casa De Amigos online.