The holiday season is a time for giving back, and if you're thinking of doing so, there are many organizations where you can volunteer in Montreal.\nFrom soup kitchens to gift making, you can make a difference with one of the organizations on this list.\nFind out where you can volunteer your time this holiday season!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThe holiday season is not only about Christmas markets and cookies. The holiday season is about giving back, and there are many places where you can volunteer in Montreal to do exactly that.\nCommunity service is important at any time of the year, there's no doubt about this. But, it seems as though everyone is looking for a way to help out during the holiday season.\nIf you're considering doing so, make sure to do your research about where you should help out - this is important. First, you'll need to figure out where you want to volunteer your time and commitment to. That's the hardest part! With so many amazing organizations in Montreal, it can be hard to just choose one. But of course, you don't need to only volunteer for one! The more the merrier, as they say.\nThe joy I personally get from doing good around my community is a feeling that is incomparable to anything else I have ever felt.\nWhile volunteering in Montreal, you learn valuable lessons about human dignity all while discovering the realities many people in our city face that we often forget.\nSo, throughout the festive holiday season, one of the most important and rewarding things to do is give back. Here's a list of where you can do so!\nTyndale St-Georges\nView this post on Instagram Happy 92nd birthday Tyndale St-Georges! 🎈 🎂 . . . #onetyndale #reddoors #neighbors #montreal #neighborhood #birthday #community #education #library #centre #doors #kids #children #child #parents #babies #baby #toddler #happybirthday #love A post shared by Tyndale St-Georges (@tyndalestgeorge) on Jun 14, 2019 at 7:39am PDT\nWhere: 870 Square Richmond\nTyndale St-Georges has been supporting the youth of Montreal for over ninety years now and shows no signs of stopping. This organization is located in Little Burgundy, where it has a community center that has made a difference in the lives of many young people.\nCurrently, they are seeking volunteers for the following roles: an after school tutor, a high school tutor, recreation animators and someone to lend a hand in the kitchen.\nNot only is this your chance to give back but it's your shot of being part of a community that shares a common goal of helping one another.\nVisit the website here!\nChez Doris\nView this post on Instagram Merci à l’équipe de bénévoles de la compagnie Marsh & McLennan pour leur précieuse aide jeudi dernier. En trois heures, ils ont réussi à nettoyer les deux cours, celle du refuge de jour et celle du futur refuge de nuit. Ils ont mis de l’ordre dans nos coffres à outils et fait du rangement dans notre sous-sol. Ces huit bénévoles ont été super efficaces et travaillants, tout cela dans la bonne humeur. Un gros merci !! #chezdoris #benevolatdentreprise #teambuilding #merci Nous avons toujours besoin d’un petit coup de main, alors si vous avez le goût de venir faire du bénévolat d’entreprise, seul ou avec des amis, communiquez avec Maude au 514-937-2341 x238 // A sincere thank you to volunteers from Marsh & McLennan for their invaluable help last Thursday. In three hours (!), they managed to clean the courtyard of both our day shelter and future night shelter. They were also able to put in order our toolboxes and tidy up our basement. These eight incredible volunteers were not only super-efficient and hardworking, but managed to accomplish all this while smiling and spreading their great energy. Thank you very much!! #chezdoris #corporatevolunteering #thankyou #teambuilding We are always happy to welcome volunteers, so if you feel like lending a hand, alone or with friends, family or co-workers, please feel free to contact Maude at 514-937-2341 x 238. A post shared by Chez Doris (@chez.doris) on Sep 5, 2019 at 1:29pm PDT\nWhere: 1430 Rue Chomedey\nChez Doris has been helping women in Montreal for over 40 years. The organization has truly made an impact on the well-being of females in our city.\nalthough it is important to help out all year round, the holidays are a time where everyone should feel loved.\nIf you'd like to help out Chez Doris, you can both donate your time, money, or gifts. Gift cards are also a great option to donate, as many shelters close on Christmas and it will give the women a warm place to eat that day. Read our interview with Chez Doris' director here!\nLearn more about the organization!\nSecret Santa\nView this post on Instagram Scarlett is finding Santa magical ✨this year. We read about him, we tell him her wants, and she says they are best friends. It was soooo cute to watch her actually get to meet him ❤️. My Holiday Moments made it so easy with a fast pass there was no line and I received all of the digital photos right on my phone! . . . . . . #myholidaymoments #santa #picturewithsanta #holiday #holidaylove #familytradition #christmas #santaiscoming #holidaymagic #christmaslist A post shared by Chalk Drawings & Pink Clouds (@smasammysue) on Nov 25, 2019 at 11:12am PST\nEvery kid deserves to get a gift on Christmas and the Secret Santa project does just that.\nFounded in 2012, this foundation allows children who are currently in foster care to get the gifts that they put on their Christmas list this year - but you get to play the role of Santa!\nIf you want to participate, you will get a Christmas list that was meant for Santa and it's up to you to make this child’s Christmas wish come true.\nYou can also make a donation or simply spread the news, every little bit counts!\nWanna help spread the Christmas joy?\nShoe Box Project\nView this post on Instagram This #fbf we want to take it back to last holiday season shoebox drive! We are in the process of setting up Shoebox gift drives in cities and towns across North America! If your Local Chapter page is not yet updated for the holiday season, check back soon! A post shared by The Shoebox Project (@shoeboxproject) on Oct 25, 2019 at 11:30am PDT\nThe show box project is something that I personally take part in every year. This foundation allows you to turn your old shoeboxes into a Christmas miracle for women in need.\nThe items you are asked to include in your shoebox are mainly hygienic and sanitation products. As well as scarves, mittens, hats, bus tickets and of course, supportive and loving messages to help get these ladies through a tough time.\nAnd, of course, you must decorate the box, for which you are free to decorate as festive as you want!\nYour box should cost about $50, which may seem steep, but this generous gesture truly goes a long way - and it means you're making someone else's Christmas a whole lot better.\nGet all the details here!\nGRIS\nView this post on Instagram Quel concours de circonstances ! Un trio de bénévoles du GRIS a fait le défi BDC au triathlon de Montréal et, en fin de parcours, elles ont rencontré la mairesse @val_plante! 🔥🙏 A post shared by GRIS-Montréal (@gris_montreal) on Aug 27, 2018 at 10:54am PDT\n"Founded in 1994, GRIS-Montréal is a non-profit community organization. Its mission is to ensure a better awareness of the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities, and to improve the integration of LGBT+ people into society."\nThis organization works mainly in secondary schools and CEGEP and have now adapted their workshop to now fit elementary school students.\nIf you want to give back this holiday season, contact them and find out how you can help out.\nFind out more about GRIS here!\nSantropol Roulant\nView this post on Instagram Santropol Roulant @sroulant #mtl #mtlmoments #mural #streetart photo par/by @canamjam A post shared by Tourisme Montréal (@montreal) on Sep 12, 2016 at 8:20am PDT\nWhere: 11 Rue Roy E\nSantropol Roulant is an organization that does a lot of good around our city.\nOn its website, it defines Santropol Roulant as "an intergenerational community food hub where we grow, prepare and deliver food. In doing so, we create a continuum of engaging services that help build a stronger social fabric, and increase food security and social inclusion for Montrealers."\nMany meals will be made throughout the holiday season, so if you want to help out with making or serving them, reach out to Santropol Roulant and find out how!\nFind out how you can help here!\nMcGill Childcare Center\nView this post on Instagram #Repost @elodielepape ・・・ Remember last Fall in @mcgillu 😍🍂 cette université m’a beaucoup inspirée l’an passé... A post shared by McGill University (@mcgillu) on Sep 12, 2018 at 6:45pm PDT\nWhere: 3491 Rue Peel\nIf you love children then this is a great place for you to give your time to. The McGill Childcare Centre is often looking for people to help out with their daycare programs throughout the week.\nThis will allow you to gain experience working with children as well as in a team. These are two important skills to have if you are thinking of getting into teaching or any child-care related industries, or if you just love kids and want to give back.\nFind out how you can help out throughout Christmas, you will feel so good being able to make a difference in a child's life.\nGet more info here!\nYMCA Quebec\nYMCA Quebec\nWhere: Various locations around Montreal\nThe YMCA is a classic volunteer spot and a great place to go if you want to give back to your community.\nIf this is something that interests you, you can donate your time to any of the educational programs that the YMCA offers.\nThere is truly no shortage of ways to help out at the YMCA so there is really no excuse, especially during the holiday season. From donating gifts, time or money, every little bit will help someone in need.\nGet more information here!\nMontreal Children's Library\nView this post on Instagram #tbt #funinthesun #eteausoleil #mcl #bjm #montreal (photo Melissa Giguère) A post shared by Montreal Children's Library (@mclbjm) on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:30am PST\nWhere: 4121 42e Rue\nIf you share my passion for children’s literature, this is a great place to spend your time.\nThe Montreal Children's Library opened their doors in 1929 and have been making a difference in young lives ever since.\nThe Montreal Children’s Library is a great place to lend a helping hand as well as a great place to give back to your community throughout the time of giving. You can get the chance to help out during events, take over their social media or assist with various library services.\nGet more details here!\nNative Womans Shelter of Montreal\nNWSM\nEvery four months, the Native Women's Shelter accepts new volunteers. The organization's aim is to provide support and service for First Nations women in order to help them rebuild their lives. At the moment, The NWSM is seeking volunteers to help with office work, childcare, and organizing the donations room.\nThe NWSM looks for people who will help out with office work, childcare as well as someone who will organize the donation room.\nIf you want to help out this holiday season, contact the shelter and find out which volunteer option works best for you.\nLearn more here!\nSoup Sisters\nView this post on Instagram Getting ready for a Souper day tomorrow @calgarymarriott with National management team @atlifichotels here to create a BIG STIR for @calgarydropin & @innfromthecold 100's of #hugsinabowl delivered fresh and made with love to #YYC families in crisis. #soupitforward A post shared by Soup Sisters (@soup_sisters) on Apr 29, 2019 at 1:26pm PDT\nWhere: 4225 Avenue Mount Royal\nVolunteering at a soup kitchen is something that has always intrigued me, I honestly just didn’t know where to look for one. Well, now I do!\nSoup Sisters is an organization that provides shelter and food for women and children that have been victims of domestic violence.\nThis organization is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and there are so many ways that you can help out. From making the soup to distributing it, this is an opportunity for you to truly make a difference in the world.\nSend an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help out!\nCheck out the website here!\nDans La Rue\nView this post on Instagram #fringale estivale ? Les généreux #bénévoles de la Fondation @autodesk sont sur le #BBQ ce midi au Centre de jour de Dans la rue. Nous en profitons pour souligner l' #implication exceptionnelle d' Autodesk Montreal auprès des #sans-abri cette année. -- #Hungry? The generous #volunteers from the Autodesk Foundation are at the Day Centre today #celebrating #summer and offering a #barbecue for the #youth. We would also like to thank the entire Autodesk Montreal team for their generous #support throughout the year and their unwavering belief in our work. A post shared by Dans la rue (@_danslarue) on Jul 19, 2017 at 9:42am PDT\nDans La Rue is an organization that is dedicating to improving the lives of homeless youth throughout our city. This amazing organization runs on volunteer support and you can be part of this amazing team.\nThere are so many things that need to be done and Dans La Rue is always looking for people to come and help out. This is a great way to make a difference in the lives of so many while enriching your own life.\nDans la Rue offers both corporate and individual volunteering, making this something you can do with your co-workers or alone, whatever you decide - you will be making a difference in someone's life!\nFind out how you can help here!\nSt. Mary's Hospital\nView this post on Instagram First post: St. Mary’s Hospital . #35mm #film #ishootfilm #yashica A post shared by Pascal 35mm (@btcbethechange) on Apr 10, 2019 at 6:49pm PDT\nWhere: 3830 Avenue Lacombe\nSt. Mary’s hospital is one of Montreal's most well-known healthcare centers. Similar to many centers in the city, it is always looking for volunteers.\nVolunteers and St. Mary’s help support staff members and patients as well as their families all while providing quality healthcare services to Montreal locals.\nThe reality is, many people spend Christmas in the hospital. This is your chance of bringing that holiday glee into the lives of those who are suffering.\nLearn more here!\nYellow Door\nView this post on Instagram It's not the end, it's just a bump in the road. A post shared by Amanda (@amande3) on Nov 15, 2017 at 7:29pm PST\nWhere: 3625 Rue Aylmer\nWith over 250 dedicated volunteers running Yellow Door, this Montreal non-profit organization is always looking for fresh new faces to join their team.\nThere are a variety of things you can do to help out, their mission is to empower older adults and young people to initiate and engage in community and creative projects. This aids in promoting social inclusion while sparking positive societal change.\nFind out how you can help here!\nShare The Warmth Foundation\nView this post on Instagram Warm your heart with the fire within and share the warmth with the world #sharethewarmth #chrismas #partageonslespoir A post shared by Liza (@lizaorl) on Dec 19, 2018 at 5:57pm PST\nWhere: 625 Rue Fortune\nThe mission at Share the Warmth Foundation is to help awaken hopes and dreams within Montreal's community.\nThis foundation fosters the overall development and success of the youth of our city. Share the Warmth foundation increases access to food security and healthy by offering work-training programs aiding adults to enter or return to the workforce.\nTheir mission is based on three main priorities: So we all can learn and grow, so we all can eat and so we all can work. This organization does amazing work and a great place to spend your time giving back to those less fortunate.\nVisit the website if you'd like to volunteer!\nYES Montreal\nView this post on Instagram Grants are notorious for being elusive and hard to come by, yet artists like you depend on them to produce, promote and distribute their work. Join us Wednesday, January 23 for Grant Writing Essentials: Two-Part Mini Series which will present to you all the essential steps and tools you need to make sure your application stands out amongst the rest. Register now >>> http://bit.ly/YESGRANT2019 #artistsoninstagram #art #artist #grantwriting #artistsofinstagram #quebec #montreal #creative #creativity A post shared by YES (@yesmontreal) on Jan 18, 2019 at 11:57am PST\nWhere: 666 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest\nYES is a non-profit organization that is a community-driven provider that has been helping Quebec locals find employment for over 20 years.\nThey are focused on strengthening industries and communities while helping individuals in the Montreal community develop the skills and confidence needed to enter the workforce.\nThere are a lot of ways you can help out from becoming a mentor to joining a committee; your time and energy will be spent giving back in more ways than one.\nSay YES to being a volunteer here!