Building Community through Volunteering

Need ideas for getting your kids involved in the community?  Here are a few volunteering opportunities broken down by age group.

Elementary School

  • Walk animals at a no-kill shelter
  • Sort food at the local food bank
  • Help wash, fold and sort laundry for donations
  • Do household chores for elderly neighbors
  • Organize a cleanup day at the local park
  • Visit nursing home residents
  • Take care of the recycling in their classroom
  • Check out the local zoo or arboretum
  • Have a bake sale/lemonade stand and donate the profits

Middle School

  • Serve in a soup kitchen
  • Walk animals at a no-kill shelter
  • Read at a local children’s shelter or elementary school
  • Sort food at the local food bank
  • Check out the local zoo or arboretum
  • Hold a lemonade stand for a cause
  • Sew or knit hats for the homeless
  • Make no-sew blankets for kids in the local children’s hospital
  • Reshelf books at the library
  • Make bathroom kits for shelters

High School

  • Run errands for an elderly neighbor
  • Coach a younger kid’s sports team
  • Serve in a soup kitchen
  • Babysit for a military family with a deployed parent
  • Walk animals at a no-kill shelter
  • Blog about a cause
  • Read at a local children’s shelter or elementary school
  • Sort food at the local food bank
  • Organize a community clean up day
  • Build a home with Habitat for Humanity
  • Organize a tree planting project
  • Volunteer at the local zoo or arboretum

What are some other San Antonio volunteering opportunities?

About

Maggie McMahon is a businesswoman with more than decade of experience building and growing new organizations. She believes that learning should be fun, but recognizes that frustration and worry or boredom and routine can sometimes get in the way. Maggie is excited about building a learning environment that helps kids grow into their confidence and success. Maggie is married and has two children.

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