Volunteering as a family is a great way to connect with your community and each other. Make time for what matters most this summer with these fun and family-friendly volunteer activities.

1. Organize a community food drive
Hosting a community food drive is an excellent opportunity to connect with your neighbors and make new friends! With the growing demands from food banks, every donation counts, and your contribution can make a significant difference.

2. Get creative with cards
Hundreds of organizations are looking for homemade cards for a variety of groups, including Alzheimer’s patients, hospice patients, and people with disabilities.

3. Declutter to donate
Do you have a house full of books and toys that your children no longer use? Practice the art of letting go by donating them together.

4. Welcome a foster pet
Fostering a pet can bring joy and excitement into your home while also teaching your children a lesson in responsibility.

5. Experience the joy of connecting with a senior
Providing companionship with a short phone call, a letter, or virtual visit can brighten someone’s day immensely, and your family may learn something new from an older adult with a different background.

6. Be a champion at your local library
Volunteering at your local library is a great way to support your community and foster a love of reading. Libraries are always looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, from shelving books to assisting with events.

7. Stride towards a better future
The sense of community and purpose that comes from joining together on a fundraising walk is truly uplifting.

Read the full article about volunteering as a family by Darcy Hughes at VolunteerMatch.