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Want To Learn About Family Friendly Volunteering Ideas?


VolunteerSpot is offering a free eBook: Family Friendly Service from A-Z. The eBook is packed full of original and engaging family service activities. The eBook gives practical and simple ideas to come together and make a difference in your communities.

Examples of Family-Friendly Service

• Stuff new, warm socks with water bottles and granola bars to give to the homeless

• Gather gently used children’s books and DVDs for kids in the hospital or military families

• Rake leaves or shovel snow for an elderly neighbor

• Decorate reusable grocery bags for the food pantry (deliver them full, even better)

• Sign up the whole family to participate in a fun-run or 5K for a cause you care about

• Decorate and send holiday greetings to soldiers and veterans

• Pick up litter and scrub graffiti at your local park

• Host a hot chocolate or cider stand and donate the proceeds to a local charity

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  1. What an article. We love reading it and have pass along to some friends. We wish most of our friend and family will realize how important that we change our habit of using green supply bags instead of regular plastic bags. We hope to spread the word of banning plastic bags to all the cities around the US and even the world.

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