November 18, 2008
I am a mom of 2 young kids (ages 6&3). I am volunteering with Hands on Greater Portland (an awesome volunteer organization) to get the word out to families that might be interested in volunteering together on National Family Volunteer Day on 11/22/08.
This is a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together in a fun, positive and learning environment to teach our kids the importance of helping others. And perfect timing right before Thanksgiving! Hands On Greater Portland has created a day filled with service opportunities designed to encourage your family to get out and volunteer together. Be sure to pay extra attention to the all the volunteer opportunities happening at Hosford Middle School on November 22nd. There is something age-appropriate for everyone in the family and it’s all under one roof! If you’d prefer to be outdoors, Zenger Farms is truly prepared for families with kids of all ages!
Here's a link with more info on Hands on Greater Portland's offerings: http://www.handsonportland.org/AboutUs/index.php/FocusMonth_FamilyNov08.html
Can't make it on the 22nd? No problem! Another family project will take place on Monday 11/24/08 (a PPS in-service day). Also suitable for ALL AGES. And another will be added on December 13th.
No training or ongoing commitment required. You choose an event that suits your family best & sign-up. On the day of the event, you show up, volunteer, have fun, eat snacks, get stickers, feel good! We hope your whole family has so much fun that you want to sign up again! So sign-up, get involved, and make a difference today!