Volunteering and giving back is one way we can all “create the good” in the world. But finding the right volunteer opportunity that’s also kid-friendly can be tough — especially if you have young kids. So in partnership with #LittleLionChallenge, we’ll be highlighting ways your family can give back to our community every month. This month’s round-up of volunteer experiences includes everything from sorting diapers to walking for wishes.
(Be sure to share your experiences with us! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or hashtag your social media posts with #LittleLionChallenge)
Five Kid-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities in Baltimore this April
Join the JVC for Good Deeds Day
Jewish Volunteer Connection is inviting everyone to do good together on April 15 for their annual Good Deeds Day. Check out their website and sign-up for a community project. Tend strawberry plants, knit for a cause, paint chicken coops, organize sports equipment, and more. Bolton Street Synagogue is hosting a Tots Sunday program that will offer service projects for children under 5 and their families.
Sort and Package Gear with ShareBaby
Want to get hands on with helping Baltimore’s babies in need? ShareBaby can host up to 20 volunteers at their family-friendly volunteer session on April 15th. Help them count, sort and package gear and diapers they have collected so that they can be distributed to families in need through community based organizations. All ages welcome, generally children ages 6+ can assist with tasks. Must register in advance.
Decorate Coffee Sleeves with the Have a Nice Day Project
The Have a Nice Day Project is hosting their next event on April 17th at Wet City Brewery. Participants will decorate coffee sleeves with positive messages (definitely kid-friendly!). Sleeves will then be distributed to Artifact Coffee and Koba Coffee — and help brighten days throughout the city.
Walk for Wishes with MAKE-A-WISH®
Superheroes of all ages are invited to join Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic at their 2018 Walk For Wishes® Baltimore on April 29. Use your superpowers to join local wish families, community supporters, and volunteers and help change the lives of local children battling critical illnesses. In addition to the family-friendly walk itself, attendees will enjoy music, carnival games, delicious food, face painting and the chance to hear firsthand from wish kids about the power of a wish experience. REGISTRATION IS FREE!
For every wish granted, there is one more local child waiting to receive a wish. It is estimated that 840 children in the Mid-Atlantic region will be diagnosed with a critical illness this year alone. Walkers can fundraise leading up to Walk For Wishes then join wish children, families and other enthusiastic supporters of our mission on the day of the event!
Package Meals for Hungry Kids at Feed More B’More
Generosity Feeds will host the 5th Annual Feed More B’More in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank and The Foundry Baltimore at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School on April 29. Hundreds of volunteers will purchase, package, and donate 10,000+ meals to hungry kids. This family-friendly volunteer open opportunity is open to kids ages 3 and older. (Childcare is available for kids under 3). Advanced registration is required.
Header image from Have a Nice Day event. Photo by John Waire.