5 Easy Ways to Volunteer
as a Family This Year
Volunteering is a wonderful way to teach your children about the importance of giving back to their community. It’s also a great way to spend time together as a family doing something good. This year, bring your family together for the betterment of your community by doing volunteer work. These five easy ways to volunteer as a family this year are the perfect way to give back and spend time together as a family.
Donate to a Food Pantry
Collecting donations for your local food pantry is one of the easiest ways to give back this year. There are several ways your family can come together to support your local food pantry. Whether you gather up food from you own pantry to donate or organize a collection drive in your neighborhood, your kids will have fun working together as a family to benefit other families who are less fortunate.
Pick up Litter
Cleaning up your neighborhood as a family is another wonderful way to volunteer this year. This volunteer activity is perfect for families with children of any age. You can stick to your own neighborhood or travel to your favorite park to clean up litter. Just make sure to monitor your kids closely and wear gloves as you clean up.
Visit a Nursing Home
If you’re searching for a more regular volunteering opportunity for your family, contact a nearby nursing home to be matched with a resident you can call on regularly. They’ll love the interaction with you and your kids – your visits may just be the highlight of their week.
Raise Money for a Cause
If your kids have an entrepreneurial spirit, put their business skills to good use by helping them organize a fundraiser for their favorite charity. Whether they set up a lemonade stand in your front yard, organize a yard sale of your unwanted household items, or host a bake sale at school, they’ll love being in charge of their very own charity drive.
Plant a Tree
In addition to improving the environment, planting a tree as a family can also be a science lesson for your kids. As you plant the tree, discuss the life cycle of a plant and the different ways you can work together to help the tree grow over the years. You’ll be enhancing the air quality of your neighborhood, and your family can work together to help the tree thrive for years to come.