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Volunteering as a family: 7 opportunities to give back together

May 9, 2023


Volunteering as a family is a great way to connect with your community and each other. Make time for what matters most this summer with these fun and family-friendly volunteer activities.

1. Organize a community food drive

Hosting a community food drive is an excellent opportunity to connect with your neighbors and make new friends! With the growing demands from food banks, every donation counts, and your contribution can make a significant difference.

2. Get creative with cards

Children love arts and crafts, so why not channel their creative talents into acts of kindness? Hundreds of organizations are looking for homemade cards for a variety of groups, including Alzheimer’s patients, hospice patients, and people with disabilities. 

3. Declutter to donate

Do you have a house full of books and toys that your children no longer use? Practice the art of letting go by donating them together. Take it one step further by hosting a toy or book drive at your kid's school.

4. Welcome a foster pet

Fostering a pet can bring joy and excitement into your home while also teaching your children a lesson in responsibility. It is important to emphasize that the animal is just visiting before finding their forever home. 

5. Experience the joy of connecting with a senior

Providing companionship with a short phone call, a letter, or virtual visit can brighten someone’s day immensely, and your family may learn something new from an older adult with a different background.

6. Be a champion at your local library

Volunteering at your local library is a great way to support your community and foster a love of reading. Libraries are always looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, from shelving books to assisting with events. You may even find a great book you'll enjoy reading together! 

7. Stride towards a better future

The sense of community and purpose that comes from joining together on a fundraising walk is truly uplifting. So grab your walking shoes, rally your family and friends, and make a difference while enjoying a beautiful day outside!

No matter how you choose to volunteer, what matters is that you are doing it together. 

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Darcy Hughes

Written by Darcy Hughes

Darcy Hughes is the Content & Storytelling Manager at VolunteerMatch.