Monday, May 7, 2012

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities

This summer I will once again be taking care of my sisters children on Tuesdays and Wednesday afternoons.  Since I'm with them for the entire day on Tuesdays, I like to plan our outings for that day. We're still working on our list of fun things to do.

This year I'd like to try something new on Wednesday afternoons. Since the kids are getting older, I want to introduce them to volunteering. As children (and adults) often do, they get caught up in the latest  gadgets or the coolest pair of sneakers that they HAVE to have. I want to show them that there's more to life than things.

First on our list will be an afternoon at Cradles to Crayons. If you don't know about them, check out their website by clicking here.  I like the idea that all four of us can donate our time. And it's really fun!

I have to admit that I'm coming up empty as far as other places to volunteer. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them. Keep in mind that the kids are 15, 8 and 6.

I'm hoping that we have a summer that's just as fun as the past few.


  1. Horizons for Homeless Children is a great organization, but i'm not sure if you have to do training to volunteer or if you can just do an afternoon or something. Worth looking into for sure.

    Room to Grow is another great place, like cradles to crayons.

    Greater Boston Food Bank

  2. I wish you were here, I'd put your happy butt to work. Since I'm an Army wife, I find LOTS of opportunities to volunteer. As a matter of fact, I'm usually overwhelmed.
    USO, Red Cross, local church or hospital, food bank, Master Gardeners in town that help spruce up parks, etc etc. Need more, just poke me :)