Banish summer boredom: Exciting, hands-on volunteer opportunities for you and your kids

Date: May 27, 2016

Did you know philanthropic priorities are strongly shaped by family behaviors? Research shows parents and grandparents who give and volunteer are more likely to influence their children and grandchildren to do the same, according to Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. So volunteering isn’t just about helping your community now. It’s about raising the next generation of future leaders – leaders who will have a heart to help others.

Volunteering is free and a great way to stay active — and spend some time outside enjoying the sunshine. One of the best ways to banish boredom this summer is to get children out in the community, meeting new friends and making a difference. Come save the day by taking action with powerful family volunteer opportunities like Sandwich Squad, Cookies and Capes and Heroes for the Homeless in our Super Summer Series, ideal for ages 5-17.

Whether it’s Super Summer Series or other great family volunteer projects like Harvest Helpers and Stone Soup all year long, children and caregivers can enjoy volunteering together to help local families in need: baking cookies and making meals, picking fresh fruits and vegetables, stuffing backpacks with school supplies, running a donation drive and much more.

Last year, more than 1,450 people volunteered 4,500 hours with United Way of Central Maryland to change the odds for families and communities. Won’t you join them? Together, we are a powerful force for change.

Register now and invite a friend, neighbor or coworker to join you.


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