Family VOLUNTEER Day
Do you have memories of volunteering with your family growing up? Do you want to instill a sense of community and giving back in your children? Simply looking for a fun and free activity?
Volunteering as a family is fun, teaches the value of giving back, and provides opportunities for family members to be positive role models. This day also kicks off the holiday season with giving and service. Join in and do some good in your neighborhood!
All families welcome - whether you're a parent who wants to volunteer with your child or teen, an older sibling looking for a fun activity for a younger sister or brother, or an extended family including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and more - your participation makes a difference!
VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads is hosting the 18th annual
Family VOLUNTEER Day!
On Saturday, November 19th, we will pack 800 boxes of food that will be delivered to local shelters and nonprofits. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, pack boxes and load delivery trucks. Space is limited to families, community groups and corporate teams with 15 people or less (including adults and children).
New this year:
We will also be collecting new or gently used adult thermals and backpacks at the event for a local nonprofit, Blankets for the Homeless.
Those donating will recieve a free Family VOLUNTEER Day t-shirt.
8:30 Check In
9:15 Assemble Food
10:15 Pack Boxes
11:15 Load Trucks
11:45 Clean Up
Location: Batten Student Center at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia (Directions & Parking Map)
T-shirts will be available for $5.00 and 50/50 Raffle Tickets are $1 each.
Please note, that while there is no specific age limit, this is a crowded gym with hundreds of volunteers - please be cautious with young children. Volunteers must be able to stand for a long period of time and the volunteer activity will often involve carrying heavy food items.