Feed The Homeless, Cuddle A Dog, And 3 Other Ways To Volunteer In Klang Valley On Weekends

It's the season of giving!

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It's the season of giving, and there is no better gift than dedicating time and energy to causes near to your heart

Unfortunately, for most of us, doing charity work often gets put in the back burner when you're juggling busy work schedules and spending time with loved ones.

If this has been the case for you, don't fret! Volunteering can be pretty rewarding even if you're only doing it for a couple of hours each week.

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Here are five great organisations you can volunteer with in Klang Valley if you have weekends to spare:

1. Help the homeless with Kechara Soup Kitchen

Kechara Soup Kitchen provide sustenance and basic medical care to "the people that society forgets," the homeless and urban poor in Malaysia. Volunteers help distribute the food or even assist with food packing and sorting out clothes.

Saturdays - KL

Location: 17, Jalan Barat, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Schedule: 10.00pm – 12.00am.

Sundays - PJ

Location: Hong Leong Bank, Jalan 1/14, PJ Old Town, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Schedule: 5.30pm – 7pm.

Note: Minimum age to volunteer is 18 and above.

Find out more information here.

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2. Spend time with furry friends at Paws Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

PAWS is a non-profit animal shelter that puts up unwanted animals for adoption. Volunteers may spend time with any animal of their choosing or perform assigned activities such as cleaning.

Location: Pilmoor Estate, Subang Airport Road, 47200 Subang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays between 9.00am and 4.00pm.

Note: Student volunteers, regardless of age, may only volunteer on weekdays (except Wednesdays). Minimum age to volunteer is 12 years old.

Find out more information here.

3. Make a child smile at Shelter Home for Children

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Shelter Home for Children houses children who have suffered from abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Volunteers perform odd jobs from doing laundry, folding clothes, and preparing meals, to helping with homework and playing with the children.

Location: Not revealed publicly as to ensure the children's safety.

Schedule: No specified time. Volunteers may state their preference.

Find out more information here.

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4. Make a difference with (SUKA) Society

SUKA Society aims to protect and preserve the best interests of children in crisis situations. Volunteers can choose to help with weekly activity slots for survivors of human-trafficking, provide English training for Orang Asli teachers, teach at refugee community-based learning centres, or assist with public awareness campaigns.

Location: PO Box 013 Jalan Sultan, 46700 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Schedule: No specified time. Volunteers may state their preference.

Note: Volunteers are required to volunteer at least four times with SUKA Society.

Find out more information here.

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5. Get your hands dirty with Free Tree Society

Free Tree Society aims to encourage people to exist closer to nature by giving away plants for free to local homeowners, schools, and community gardens. Volunteers may help with nursery management, weeding, and pruning in preparation for 'Giveaway Days.'

Location: Jalan Limau Purut, Bangsar Park, 59000 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays from 9.00am to 12.00pm.

Note: Those with intermediate, expert gardening experience, or green skills may volunteer by teaching and running workshops.

Find out more information here.

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