12/19/2011 03:42 pm ET

Where To Volunteer In D.C. Over The Holidays

WASHINGTON -- With the holiday season in full swing, many are taking time to lend a hand to less fortunate residents in the D.C. area. Several groups are still looking for volunteers. They need help with nursing home visitations, delivering meals to people with life-threatening illnesses, fostering animals still looking for homes and much more.

If you're feeling charitable, check out our gallery of volunteer opportunities during and around the winter holidays.