I've been volunteering with a great group called Circle of Love.
We write letter to people in need of a pick me up through the mail.
Perhaps the recipient is ill, or a care taker, had a loss, is lonely, or something else.
It is a great treat write one letter a week to the same recipient for 3 months.
They do not have to write back and rarely they do but occassionally you get word back from the organizer that your letters are really being helpful to the recipient. And that's nice.
I also made a facebook page :)