Ahh.... if only all of us would help others in need. I am able to volunteer in more ways now that my children are in school full time. I am a girl scout leader and that's one possible way that you can help out. They use $ from donations to help girls whose parents cannot afford dues, field trips, etc...
Helping out at a hospital or a church would be great. I'm sure if you just call one in your area, they would love to tell you how you could help them.
There are children who need books, clothes, etc... I can't remember this website but they were collecting $ to make wells to get water to the children in some poor country.
Salvation Army and The Red Cross seem to be reputable and you can donate with your time and or money. Call and find out more for you area.
I recently scooped food and put into bags for a place called Feed My Starving Children. We have a building nearby for that but in most states they don't but you can still help because there are temporary sites that they set up.
Here's another one that might suit you well. http://www.clevelandhabitat.org/Index.htm
Like someone else mentioned too.... donate blood! It doesn't hurt and it feels great knowing that people lives are being saved because of it! I haven't done this for a while but it is now going on my "to do list."
United Way is another great organization to check out.
A church might point you in the right direction for a soup kitchen or food pantry.(My girl scout troop just collected food and donated to CEDA.) I've done Meals On Wheels and PADS through my church. (So.. you might want to Google those two to learn more about them.)It sure feels good to help others in need! I'm glad you asked. Have fun!