11/20/2012 06:15 pm ET | Updated Nov 20, 2012

San Francisco Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities: How To Give Back This Turkey Day (PHOTOS)

Thanksgiving isn't about stuffing our faces until our vision blurs and we can't tell if the Cowboys are losing by 13 points or 30. Well, it isn't just about that.

It's also about giving voice to all the things for which we are grateful, and an important part of expressing that gratitude is through giving back.

Thanksgiving in the Bay Area provides ample volunteer opportunities, no matter what your passion. From food drives to clothing and toy donations, the holiday season is the perfect time to get into the giving spirit.

Check out a few organizations looking for volunteers over this Thanksgiving season:

San Francisco Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities