One of the best things that we have added to our schedule this year is a monthly volunteer day at ur local food bank.
We’ve been there three times now. Twice we have sorted salvage from a local distributor and today we bagged rice and beans into smaller bags, then boxed and stacked them. One thing I love is that the kids take a moment to find out what we are working on for the day and then choose a job and get to work. And they really work! It’s a great way for them to help make a change in the world.
Some other volunteer ideas for your family:
- soup kitchen
- food bank
- animal shelter
- sports events- our local community has a lot of sport events that volunteers are needed for.
- local festivals- holiday, fundraisers, etc.
- local animal rescues
- BLM or animal reserves.
And I am sure there are many more. We have found that at first some organizations are unsure of having a large group of children, and young children volunteer, but we are usually able to work with them to make something doable. I also suggest asking for other recommendations if an organization isn’t able to accommodate your group, they may know of an organization that would be able to work with you.