Summer Fun Day #64: Volunteer as a family


Today, consider spending time helping out one of the many charitable organizations in the Baltimore/Annapolis area as a family.

volunteerPick a local cause that interests the whole family and contact them to see how your family can be of service. It can be a fun way to spend time as a family, and give back to the community.

Here are just a few organizations in the greater Annapolis area that may be able to use your help:

Annapolis Light House Shelter: Provides shelter and services to prevent homelessness.

Sarah’s House – Fort Meade: Provides safe shelter, daily meals, personal, as well as professional casework support for those in need.

Arundel House of Hope – Glen Burnie: Provides housing and supportive assistance to the homeless.

Check before you go to find out if there is a minimum age for volunteers.

For more volunteer opportunities visit the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County website. You can filter your search to look for youth/family opportunities.

Alternatively, simply spending a day searching your house for items to donate to Goodwill, or choosing a charity to begin fundraising for are simple ways to spend quality time together as a family, while teaching your kids the importance of helping others.

For more summer fun ideas, check out our 100 Days of Summer list of family activities, or see our daily calendar of events.