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Spring into Action - Volunteer Opportunities

Release Date: May 31, 2023

Warm weather is here and it’s time to spring into action. It’s a great time to get outside and volunteer in your community. There are many ways to help others and be outside to enjoy the spring weather. 

  • Clean up. Work with your neighborhood’s community groups to spend the day cleaning local trails, waterways, or parks. 
  • Help animals. There are several ways to volunteer to help animals in your community.  You can help at a local animal shelter or host a drive to collect new and used pet supplies. 
  • Start gardening. Get involved with a local community farm.
  • Support a park near you.  arks around the county need help and rely on volunteers.  The National Park Service has a wide range of safe, outdoor volunteer activities, ranging from conducting tours to maintaining green areas or facilities.    

Remember, small positive changes can make a big difference. To find a volunteer opportunity near you, check out volunteer.gov- or AmeriCorps.

Your Employee Assistance Program is Here to Support

If you need additional assistance locating a volunteer opportunity, contact your Component Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP can assist in providing resources and information on any aspect of daily living. EAP support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information or for help in contacting your EAP, send an email to your DHS Work-Life specialists at worklife@hq.dhs.gov.

Last Updated: 05/31/2023
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