• VOLUNTEER IDEAS FOR SCHOOL-AGE KIDS
    LOW-INCOME / HOMELESS ISSUES

    Help a Mother Out
    Did you know that food stamps/government assistance does
    not cover diapers or wipes? I think we all remember how
    expensive diapers can be. Organize a diaper/wipes drive for
    low-income women.
    www.helpamotherout.org

    Marin Community Food Bank
    Organize a food drive; donate paper grocery bags
    www.marinfoodbank.org

    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
    http://www.habitatgsf.org/volunteer/volunteer_youth.html

    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.

    ELDERLY PEOPLE

    The Redwoods
    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.

    ANIMALS

    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.
    www.marinhumanesociety.org

    ENVIRONMENT

    Earth Day Clean Up Marin
    Earth Day

    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.
    www.arborday.org

    MISC. IDEAS & RESOURCES

    Donate hair to Locks of Love
    www.locksoflove.org

    Marin County Children and Youth Volunteer Opportunities
    Volunteer Match