...I love offering an ear to listen and some prayer time to a distressed brother and rejoicing with them when it's warrented. Simply buying someone lunch can make a huge difference when they are really struggling with depression, loneliness, or isolation.
As far as helping others goes, in full disclosure, I really struggle with the ministry of hospitality. I feel like I can go out to help others all the day long, but it's really a discipline for me to open my home to someone. I don't know if the root of this is American "castle" ideology or an introverted personality or both or something else.
As far as simply helping someone, the spiritual gift of "helps" (KJV) is my gift; just not hospitality -- that scares me silly! My job as the church I work for can be summed up as "helps." I help the pastor, the facility, the people, the neighborhood of the church, people who call, etc.This could be anything from salvation issues to just helping someone find something small that they lost.