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5 Ways to Volunteer Your Time This Holiday Season

Want to give back to the community? There are plenty of ways to help out.

It's the season of giving - and not just gifts.

We found a few organizations in Dedham looking for you to help out by donating some of your time, but if you know of others, add them to the comment section below.


  • When: Saturdays, 8-11 a.m.
    Helping clients shop and navigate the store.
    Contact: 781-320-9442


  • When: Saturday mornings
    Picking up donations from various locations, including Showcase Cinema.
    Contact: 781-320-9442


  • When: Sunday, Dec. 4
    They need help with set up at 10 a.m., and people to help serve coffee and hot chocolate from 1-5 p.m.
    Contact: mark.4csforkidsfund@hotmail.com


  • When:
    One hour on weekdays, between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
    Homebound seniors need you to deliver nutritious meals to them. Drive around town for an hour and meet some great seniors.
    Contact:
    Marsha Whittaker, 781-784-4944

  • When: Various (see here for details)
    Volunteer a bit of time and donate blood. Each donor receives a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert at a participating restaurant.
    Contact: Schedule appointments online
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