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Spread holiday cheer by lending a helping hand. Here are some opportunities for you to help out this holiday season, if you have:

 Five minutes

Make a monetary donation of $20 or more to the Heritage Fund’s Grant a Wish program. Donations can be made online at

Information: 376-7772

 30 minutes or more

The Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund is seeking volunteers to help sort toys and prepare gift boxes and food baskets at its new location in the Doug Otto Center at United Way of Bartholomew County, 1531 13th St. Help out between 5 and 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through Dec. 15. Shifts of 30 minutes or more are available.

Information: 812-552-9517

 One hour

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program needs volunteers to help distribute toys 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 18 and Dec. 19. The toy distribution will take place at The Salvation Army, 2525 Illinois Ave.

Information: 372-7118

 One hour or more

Volunteers are needed for Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center’s Annual Christmas Day Dinner, which will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dec. 25 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 719 Fifth St. One and two-hour shifts are available. Duties include preparation and setup, greeters and meal delivery.

Information: 343-0873

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