VOLUNTEER IDEAS FOR SCHOOL-AGE KIDSLOW-INCOME / HOMELESS ISSUES
Help a Mother Out
not cover diapers or wipes? I think we all remember how
expensive diapers can be. Organize a diaper/wipes drive for
Marin Community Food Bank
Organize a food drive; donate paper grocery bags
Habitat for Humanity
Gifts for people moving into their new home:
- Create a “welcome basket” with light bulbs, cleaning
products, tools, etc.
- Stock a fridge or pantry
- Bring a basket of toys and books for kids
During the holiday season, many churches have “wish lists” —
purchase some toys or books for less fortunate kids
Bedtime Snack Sacks
Decorate a number of lunch bags and fill each one with nonperishable
treats such as granola bars, juice boxes, etc., for kids
living in shelters. You can even include a small toy in each bag.
Donate the bags to a local women’s shelter.
Spend one-on-one time with elderly residents of The Redwoods
going for walks, sharing stories, playing board games and
providing companionship for those with limited family in the area.
Marine Humane Society
There is a page on their site about student opportunities,
including collecting items for the shelter from their wish list, or
organizing a fundraising event to sponsor a shelter animal.
Earth Day Clean Up Marin
The Arbor Day Foundation
Join this organization for $10, and they will send you 10 trees
suitable for planting in your area. Organize a tree-planting party
with some friends—at a park, school, etc.
MISC. IDEAS & RESOURCES
Donate hair to Locks of Love
Marin County Children and Youth Volunteer Opportunities