At The New E3 School, we believe in giving back and know how important it is to support our community. We’ve held supply and book drives, we’ve participated in fundraising walks and had our own Giving Tree around the holidays. It’s never too early to teach children the importance of volunteering and giving back!
Age-appropriate volunteering is the perfect way for children to explore their talents and feel that they are a part of something larger than themselves. Getting younger children involved in the community through volunteering is a powerful way to teach them morals and empathy toward others.
The benefits of volunteering also apply to children who volunteer with their parents. Taking part in family volunteering opportunities is a great way for parents to spend time with their children doing something positive for their community.
Volunteer Hampton Roads Family Volunteer Day is later this month. We’ve identified volunteer activities for our youngest volunteers below.
Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Virginia Wesleyan University from 9 a.m. – noon
Registration is open to the public, visit Volunteer Hampton Roads’ Family VOLUNTEER Day page to sign up.
Family VOLUNTEER Day Events
Through this day of service, more than 500 volunteers will complete projects that will benefit nonprofits in Hampton Roads.
CHIP Rock Painting
Help CHIP "rock" by volunteering to paint rocks at this station. CHIP will ask volunteers to hide the painted rocks throughout Hampton Roads to raise awareness on the importance of the first 2,000 days of a child's life. We have a goal to paint 2,000 rocks by December 31. Appropriate for children ages 5 and up. This project will take place at Virginia Wesleyan University from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Off-site Family VOLUNTEER Day Projects: Little Hands, Big Difference Day
50 volunteer spots are available for our littlest volunteers (age 10 and under) to participate in various service projects with the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach. Little Hands, Big Difference offers fun, hands-on volunteer activities for young children to include sorting food donations, writing thank you cards, making no-sew fleece blankets and more. This event will take place from 10am-2pm at the Blocker YMCA Gym and is appropriate for children ages 2-10 years old.