Many families have family meals and fun family nights to build those strong relationships and make memories. Some have family game nights or movie nights. Your family might cook together or enjoy playing basketball together. Those are all wonderful ideas to keep a family close and connected.
Have you ever thought of adding a family activity that keeps your family close and helps others at the same time? There are so many community service and volunteer opportunities that families can get involved in. You can do something good for others, teach your kids how to serve, and have a fun family experience at the same time.
Here are some community service ideas to get you started. Check out similar opportunities where you live.
Ideas for Family Community Service
Habitat For Humanity
Meals On Wheels
Collect food for a local food bank
Collect supplies for an animal shelter
Write letters to those serving in the armed forces
Bake cookies and take them to a local fire or police station
Babysit for a friend or neighbor
Shovel snow for neighbors
Rake the neighbors’ leaves
Organize a garage sale or lemonade stand to benefit a local charity
Donate school supplies for kids’ who may not be able to afford them
Make seasonal cards for nursing home residents
Pick up litter at a local park
Make a meal for a home bound neighbor or friend
Become a foster family
Make fleece blankets for a local homeless shelter
Community Service Record Printable
Keep track of those community service hours and place them in your children’s records. They look great to colleges and internships they may apply to. Use this awesome Tracking Community Service printable from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus.
Your Community Service Ideas
Has you family participated in any community service or volunteer programs in the past? Share your ideas with us!
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