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Guide To Family Volunteering In Boston

If you’ve been trying to figure out what volunteer opportunities there are for families, look no further. We have compiled a list of Boston area organizations that love including the entire family.


Throw A Birthday Party!
The nonprofit Hope & Comfort began when the founder’s daughter asked guests to bring clothing, toys, books and children’s hygiene items to donate instead of presents. You can teach your child the importance of giving by hosting a unique birthday party that teaches children the important of giving back. You could ask guests to bring hygiene products, winter coats, school supplies or canned goods that will be donated to a local organization in need of these items.

Do A Big Kid Clean Out
Celebrate your child and their friends graduating to big kid status by asking them to gather up clothes, toys, shoes, and books they no longer need. Donate items for children up to age 5 to Room To Grow. Be sure to ask if you can stay to help sort inventory when you drop off your donations.

Assemble Housewarming Baskets
Show your kids how easy it is to give back by assembling a housewarming basket for those transitioning out of homelessness. Take your child shopping to help pick out the supplies and let them assemble the basket to help them feel a sense of pride for what they’ve done.

Create The Change Day
Kids, teens and families are invited to join Project Giving Kids for its fourth annual Create the Change Day Boston on Sunday, November 3rd, 2-4pm at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College. Join them for an afternoon of hands-on service curated especially for youth and families. They will be assembling hygiene kits for people in need, crafting fleece blankets for shelter animals, stuffing backpacks to benefit homeless students, writing holiday cards for troops overseas, and much more.

Need more family-oriented volunteer ideas? Check out Doing Good Together for their monthly list of volunteer opportunities or reach out to our Boston concierge team.