Cold Weather Volunteering


Winter Volunteering OpportunitiesWe’ve all heard the winter song before. You know the one that starts off, “the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we have no place to go Let It Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” Well, we are here to fix those dreary wintery and gray days and give you a place to go. Just because it’s getting colder outside, it doesn’t mean you have to give in and become lethargic! Volunteering can be a great way to cast off the winter baggage and cool down from the stress of the holidays and running around from one thing to another. This winter we have some great ways for you to volunteer with Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation.

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation has many programs and events which are a great way to spend quality time with the whole family. The Family Pool Challenge is a great way to spend a chilly January night in the wonderful heat of the indoor pools at the Monon Community Center. Help craft pool-worthy vessels with local families to race and compete. Sink or swim, this event will be an amazing opportunity for the whole family to cut loose and have a great time in some warmth.

Princess Ball Winter Events CCPRIn February, the Princess Ball is a magical night for fathers and daughters to have some quality time together. Volunteers help make the magic real by working behind the scenes, and dropping it like it’s hot on the dance floor with all the daddies and daughters. Volunteers can dress up in their best dresses and suits and get ready to give back.

If events aren’t your thing and you want to feel like you’ve made a difference in someone’s life you can always volunteer for our Adaptive programing. Tons of art, social, and educational programs are available to give individuals with disabilities in our community a safe and inclusive space to participate within great recreation programs and to expand their world. The Adaptive programing is always looking for new volunteers, to make some new friends and create new experiences together.

Whether you’re a student on break from high school, back home from college, or an adult looking for something to do with the family the weird and wild weather of the winter is no reason to hibernate! Give back, and volunteer with us!

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If we aren’t that cup of warm hot tea or chocolate that you’re looking for, that’s okay. Don’t forget about some other opportunities within the community. One great way to volunteer during the winter months is do drives to assist those in greater need than yourself. Collecting canned foods, school items, are great for families living below or just above the poverty line. Collecting winter clothes for the homeless and individuals at risk who do not have weather appropriate clothes.