No Tricks, Just Treats: Giving Back on Halloween

Halloween is all about spooky fun, but it can also be a great time to give back to your community. Beyond giving out candy, there are many ways that you can make a difference in your neighborhood.

In this post, we'll share five great ways to volunteer this Halloween. We'll also provide a few tips on how to get the most out of your volunteering experience. Read on if you're looking for volunteer opportunities near you this fall!

1. Host a Trunk-or-Treat Event

If you're looking for a fun and festive way to volunteer this Halloween, consider hosting a trunk-or-treat event where kids go from car to car trick-or-treating. Parents can also benefit from trunk-or-treats because they don't have to spend hours handing out candy — and the best part is that everyone can participate!

2. Hold a Food Drive

Halloween is a time when many people celebrate by indulging in sugary treats and sweets, but for those who are struggling financially, this time of year can be difficult. That's why we think it's important to celebrate Halloween by giving back to your community.

There are many ways to volunteer this Halloween, and one of the easiest is to hold a food drive for your local food bank. Collecting food donations is a great way to help feed those in need, and it's also a great way to bring your community together.

3. Help With Yard Work

It's that time of year when leaves are piling up, and people are looking forward to overwintering their gardens. If you have a knack for yard work, consider lending your services to a neighbor in need. You can help them by raking leaves, weeding, picking up litter and sweeping sidewalks. Or, plant some spring bulbs for a treat that lasts all year!

4. Set up a Haunted House in Your Community

Bring your community together by inviting others to participate or by setting up games and activities that people can do at home. For example, you could set up a haunted house in a community space and encourage people to come through and enjoy all sorts of spooky activities — like playing games and walking through a scary maze. The more, the merrier!

5. Use Repurposed Costumes

As we all know, the most original costumes are sometimes pre-loved. Visit a secondhand store to buy items for your costume! You'll be supporting a small business and helping the environment.

Make an Impact This Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, many people mark the holiday by finding ways to make their community smile. From sharing treats to getting involved in a fun run, this fall is an excellent time to up your game in the community. If you're looking for ideas on how to volunteer this Halloween, you can search GivePulse for opportunities near you. 

Want to know how GivePulse can help your organization recruit and manage volunteers this Halloween? Schedule a demo with GivePulse today.

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