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Volunteer in your community Volunteers gain as much as they give. When you spend time as a family in community outreach, everyone wins having productive, active fun together.
Identify your interests and prioritize where you want to spend time as a family: Landscaping Gardening Trail maintenance Litter patrol Sports History Construction Events Animals Shopping Cooking Sewing
Look for an organization that matches your interest Public or private parks Trimming, painting, or cleaning
Community gardens Weeding, watering, and bonus of shared food
Public and private trails Erosion control Protect and restore native plant life
Roads and parks Litter pick-up Recycling
Mentoring groups Play sports with at-risk children Help as a teacher’s aide at a pool Play with foster and adoptable children
Museums Help create an exhibit Home building Participate in building a home for non-profits
Event crew Entertainment acts Setup and breakdown
Animal rescue Wash, walk, or play with rescued animals
Animal therapies Help at therapeutic horse riding programs Help bring pets to nursing homes and hospitals
Thrift stores Sort and stock donations
Homeless shelters Help cook a meal
Quilting and knitting groups Participate in creating quilts for survivors of disasters
Create a goal for hours logged individually and as a family Some organizations receive funding based on volunteer hours Reward the family member who spends the most time in a volunteer position by giving them a “me” day free of chores
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