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Volunteering as a family can be a rewarding and meaningful way to spend time together. Check out this list of ways to volunteer as a family to get involved.
Ways To Volunteer As A Family
I was at SeaWorld last week talking to one of the animal trainers and I asked him what is one thing that he would say to kids that have an interest in working with animals, and he said “Volunteer at an Animal Shelter.” You have to know the behind the scenes too!
That got me thinking about all the ways you can volunteer as a family. Volunteering is a great way to get more involved in your community, as well as to teach your children how important helping others (and our environment!) is. Especially since summer is coming up and the kids will be out of school, now is a good as time as any to check out ways to volunteer as a family.
There are lots of places volunteer, but I wanted to share a few ideas:
- Animal Shelters
- Soup Kitchens
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Pregnancy Help Centers
- Women’s Shelters
- Food Banks – you can donate food as well as time
Here are a few online resources that you can check out:
- Volunteers of America
- Cross Cultural Solutions
- United Way
- Volunteer Match
- You can search (Google it!) local non-profit organizations in your area
These are all things that you can do together as a family, make Saturday or Sunday mornings for the month (or every month!) Family Volunteer time. Sit down as a family and pick the cause that you would like to assist with.
I know that you guys probably have fabulous suggestions as well, so please share them in the comments so that we can all benefit!