Looking to volunteer and help out this holiday season? Here in Utica, the Utica Veterans and the homeless need volunteers for some upcoming dinners and events.

Currently the Central New York Veterans Outreach Center is providing veterans with Christmas baskets:

We are so grateful to be able to provide the community's veterans and their families with our annual Christmas baskets! If you are a veteran you simply need to come into the office on 726 Washington Street, Utica NY and sign up by December 10th to receive a basket! We need a VA ID card OR your DD 214 and photo ID as well as photo ID for each family member! The pick up dates are December 18-19."

If you'd like to volunteer for the Central New York Veterans Outreach Center you can call them at (315) 765-0975.

The Utica Rescue Mission is looking for volunteers this holiday season, and looking to purchase gifts with "The Perfect Gift" in time for Christmas. If you'd like to volunteer, you can call them at (315) 735-1645