By Christy Piña
Whether you are taking care of some furry friends, feeding the homeless, or preparing toys to give to families during the holidays, volunteering is one of the most productive and thoughtful ways you can spend your time. Although many organizations only accept older volunteers, there are a few places that allow for parents to volunteer with their children, teaching them early on how valuable of an experience it is. Here are three family volunteer opportunities right in Tallahassee!
Dive into Action Today & Swim for MS
Any pool, any time
Swim for MS is a do-it-yourself volunteer opportunity that can take place in any pool at any time. Monthly prizes are given to the top fundraiser each month. The program helps spread awareness of MS.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Walk – Walk Like MADD
FSU Langford Green
Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable, but stopping it is only possible if people work to spread the word. Step up, and do so this Saturday, April 21 at 8 a.m. Volunteers can help with the set-up and breakdown of the event, registration, etc.
3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309
Volunteers can spend their days working in the gardens, keeping trails walkable and helping remove invasive plants from the gardens.
So, get your family up and volunteering. It is a worthwhile experience for both you and your children.