There's no better feeling than doing something nice for someone else.

When you do a good deed, whether that's paying it forward at your local coffee shop, swinging by the food bank to drop off a donation, returning a lost item, or simply complimenting a stranger, the effect does not go unnoticed. The world needs more love and positivity, so why not take the time to brighten someone's day? A random act of kindness is the perfect way to have a small yet meaningful impact in your community, especially if it's performed without any incentives like money or bragging rights.

Thankfully, here in New Hampshire, there are lots of places where you can donate your time and talents to enriching the lives of others. Plenty of organizations and nonprofits need volunteers to help with day-to-day operations, special events, and other happenings; there's always a need for helping hands.

We decided to ask our readers to name some organizations in the Granite State looking for volunteers like you. Countless places were recommended to us, many of which focus on helping children and families in need, eliminating hunger, and protecting animals and wildlife. Let's learn more about these life-changing missions, and how you can get involved.

Give Back by Volunteering at These Life-Changing New Hampshire Organizations

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Did the animal shelters catch your eye? Here are some more New Hampshire shelters where you just might meet your new best friend.

Looking to Adopt a Four-Legged Bestie? Visit These 14 New Hampshire Animal Shelters

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Looking for a new place to dine out? Visit these New Hampshire restaurants praised for their excellent customer service.

Experience Stellar Customer Service at These 18 New Hampshire Restaurants

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