Summer is here! We have had the heat to prove it! Also, school will be out soon, if not already.
What can you do this summer for enriching family activities? Volunteer with your children or chaperone a child in your community to volunteer.
This 10 tips for families who want to volunteer from Volunteering in America guide is a good starting place to consider a good fit for your child and your family as a whole.
Read what Thomas, an elementary student visiting the Marion Polk Food Share in Salem shared after volunteering with his peers: My name is Thomas. I visited the Food Share with a group from my school this fall. We got to help bag up rice and then we went on a tour of the warehouse and saw the new kitchen being built. I was happy to see all the food. My family gets food boxes sometimes and it really helps us. I didn’t want to tell my friends that because I was embarrassed. I hope to get to volunteer again so I can help others.
The Oregon Food Bank posts volunteer opportunities statewide for organizations within the Oregon Food Bank Network on its website for a sample of options across the state.
We encourage you to enrich the lives of your children, or volunteer to chaperone a child in your neighborhood, by volunteering with them this summer. It will also enrich the community and contribute toward a brighter future for all!
-Lori Beamer, Director of Operations and Outreach