Last Christmas I asked people here at Bio-Med. Library if they might be interested in donating food to Second Harvest throughout the year and the staff has responded enthusiastically. I collect their contributions and when I have a full box I take it over to Second Harvest.
My main volunteer activities, though, center around my two rescue Siberian Huskies. For a little over a year now every Friday morning Gabriel and Lexi and I go to a center for older adults with Downs Syndrome or brain injuries and spend some time letting the residents pet and hug Gabe and Lexi and feed them treats. I'm fortunate that both my dogs are real 'people dogs' and love the attention and over this past year I've grown to love the residents too. They're really great people and our visits are as much fun for me as they are for Gabe and Lexi.
I also volunteer with a Siberian Husky rescue organization called MUSHR (Minnesota Unwanted Siberian Husky Rescue.) My dogs and I appear with other members of the group and their dogs at events such as the Pet Expo in spring and the Rennaisance Festival in the fall to help show people what great dogs huskies can be and try to get some of the foster dogs adopted. I also help out with driving to various parts of Minnesota to evaluate and bring back dogs that are being surrendered for adoption.