Monday, October 22, 2018

Family Volunteer Day Ideas & Details On How You Can Participate Too

Family Volunteer Day is on November 17th!

 
There is so much going on during this time of year. I feel like between sports, school, girl scouts and life, Fall just runs into winter and before we know it the Holidays are upon us.
 
The holidays always get me thinking of what more we as a family can do to give back and volunteer our time with efforts to grow our hearts.
 
It is very important to my family to volunteer where we can and teach our kids that giving back doesn't have to come with a large monetary value but volunteering time where needed is just as much of an impact.
 
This year we are learning more about Family Volunteer Day with the help of an amazing organization called GenerationOn.
 
Did you know that every year, GenerationOn hosts Family Volunteer Day, a global day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities?!
 
It's okay I didn't either... but the more I read up on and look into it, I am seeing that it's a great opportunity to teach and do some volunteering.
 
PC GenerationOn
 
 
A Day Of Service On Any Day
 
I find that locally it is hard for us to find stand alone locations that are asking for volunteers that will also accept children under 13yo to do the volunteering.
 
We attend a few local give back volunteer locations here in Orange County as often as we can but because it is not always easy to make that happen due to age, we also think of many DIY giveback opportunities.
 
As a family we love to volunteer our time to the school, to girl scouts, events, beach clean up, back pack drives, animal shelters, food banks and more.
 
It's the little things like gathering clothes to donate, hanging red ribbons pre red ribbon week, gardening at the school over summer when not many are around, picking up trash at the beach, organizing pet need drives and education on adopting.... there are so many ways you can be involved with volunteering as a family locally.
 
 
Details about Family Volunteer Day with GenerationOn
 
Powered by GenerationOn, the youth division of Points of Light and sponsored by The Walt Disney Company, it's a great way to be inspired by the power of helping others.
 
It’s an amazing day to bring your family together and make your mark on the world. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!
 
 
How To Get Involved
 
* Pledge to participate or share your family volunteer story and get more info here .
 
* Get social and spread the word to get others excited too with #FamilyVolunteerDay
 
* Check out local opportunities by zip code or keyword that will be available for volunteering. I have checked our local zip and see a lot of volunteering that is age appropriate to under 13!! Yay.
 
* Create your own DIY volunteer project. It could be beach clean up, park clean up, painting a local fence that needs it, helping at a school event, checking in with your local girl scouts to see how they may need help with their projects. So many fin ideas to volunteer together!
 
Here are some amazing and super family friendly ideas on GenerationOn YouTube.
 
Don't forget to share your moments with #FamilyVolunteerDay , #Disney and tag @GenerationOn too!
 
We can not wait to volunteer and make our mark on Novemebr 17th....