Thanksgiving is over, but you can still show your thanks by looking at volunteer opportunities around the city. The economy may be picking up, but not fast enough for many people who have found it difficult to find work. The Daily News spoke to some folks who were waiting fro Thanksgiving meals at soup kitchen. Quite a few are trying to remain hopeful, even though they've been on interview after interview; one man said, "I don't take the benefits from the government. I just want to make a living."

Mayor Bloomberg, who was helping at God's Love We Deliver, said, "One of the things we have to focus on is making sure we have people to volunteer all during the year." You can find out more about the city's volunteer opportunities at NYC Service. Another volunteer organization to look at is New York Cares, and if you're interested in helping with food prep, check out God's Love We Deliver, City Harvest, and Food Bank of New York City.