When’s the last time you volunteered? If it was a while ago, we certainly don’t blame you; in our busy adult lives, it can be challenging to devote the time and energy leftover in our days to volunteering. Still, a little effort can go a long way in giving back to the community around our apartments. Owasso, OK and nearby Tulsa have plenty of organizations in need of volunteers, and we highly encourage our residents to schedule some time to volunteer every now and then with these worthy causes!
Know a friend or neighbor in our Owasso apartments for rent who you’d like to volunteer with? Why not start the conversation by sharing this post with them? Now without further ado, let’s talk volunteer opportunities nearby!
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma helps provide food and groceries to 360 partner agencies in eastern Oklahoma, including food pantries, emergency shelters, soup kitchens, after-school programs, and senior citizen centers. Oklahoma consistently ranks as one of the top states in the US for the number of people suffering from hunger, so volunteering your time and energy with this organization helps a lot of people in need!
Volunteers can help out by assembling meals in the Culinary Center, sorting donated food at the Food Bank, tending the Food Bank’s onsite garden, or assisting with events. Volunteers may be as young as 11, though volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
You’ve probably heard of Meals on Wheels, but in case you haven’t, this non-profit program also helps provide meals to people in need, especially low-income seniors. The non-profit has programs throughout the United States, and it’s easy to volunteer for just a couple hours out of your day. Volunteers typically need to use their own cars to deliver meals, however, so if you (or a friend you’re volunteering with) don’t have access to a car, there may be other opportunities that are better for you.
If you’re passionate about animals, then volunteering at the Tulsa SPCA might be perfect for you. Volunteers at the Tulsa SPCA can help socialize dogs and cats, work as receptionists, keep facilities clean, teach kids how to care for pets, and lots more.
Volunteers do need to go through one or more orientation programs depending on what they want to help with, but all training is provided free of charge and only takes about an hour or two. The Tulsa SPCA can also support volunteers as young as 9, though volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult and volunteer 16-17 may only volunteer on their own after a parent or guardian has attended orientation and any other necessary training with them.
You’ve probably seen the Up With Trees signs around town, but in case you don’t know what this organization does, it’s a group devoted to planting and maintaining trees around Tulsa as well as providing education about urban forestry. Volunteers can help with planting, pruning, mulching, and watering trees, building and painting the wooden signs that are placed around town, or educating youth and adults about trees, green initiatives, and urban forestry.
See a cause worthy of your help? We hope we’ve helped inspire you to get out there and give back to the community around our Owasso apartments! If you enjoyed this post, go ahead and bookmark our blog page for easy access to future recommendations, tips, and features. You should also be sure to follow 98 Apartments on Instagram so you can stay informed about all the special events, promotions, and updates going on at our community of apartments for rent in Owasso, OK.