February Calendar was posted on 1/18
reminders before signing up for an activity:
are all the spots on the calendar full?
group volunteering information:
Looking for a particular service area?
We partner with nearly 90 local nonprofit organizations/groups annually to offer family service activities all year-round. Activities include assembly projects, park clean-ups, gardening, preparing and serving meals, stocking food pantry shelves, making arts and crafts, staffing events, among many others.
Which service activities should you choose?
We offer a variety of service opportunities each month suitable for kids of all ages. Younger children will work more closely with their parent/caregiver to complete tasks, while older youth often work independently with adult guidance. There are some activities on our Activity Calendar with specific age requirements. Check the activity descriptions when signing up for these requirements.
Starting to volunteer at a young age helps create a strong foundation for lifelong volunteerism. Several of our activities are designed specifically for this age group, such as bagging pet food for animals in need, picking up trash at parks, and visiting with the elderly at senior living facilities. We also attend the Kid's Club at Whole Foods at the Domain once a quarter where we read a book about helping others and do a service activity together - a great opportunity to get your little one involved! Make sure to register your family with us to be notified of upcoming Kid's Club opportunities.
As kids get older, they begin looking for more challenging service experiences they can do with peers. We offer family volunteering opportunities throughout the year for youth ages 12 and up only, so parents/caregivers and their teens can give back together alongside other families with children of the same age. These activities involve more complicated tasks and are typically longer in length as well.
We also offer Teen Service Days twice a month for teenagers to volunteer independently with peers. Learn more about these opportunities here.
How are Generation SERVE volunteers recognized?
We track the number of volunteer activities and service hours completed by each of our volunteers, allowing us to recognize them for their service to the community in several ways. We present volunteers under the age of 13 with an Amy's Ice Creams gift certificate each time they complete three family service activities. Thank you to Amy's Ice Creams for helping us to recognize our young volunteers with this special treat! Volunteers under the age of 13 are also presented with a Little Helpers 12 medal when they complete 12 family service activities with Generation SERVE!
The Presidential Service Award
We are proud to be a certifying organization for the Presidential Service Award, which allows us to present this very special award to youth volunteers of all ages who accomplish a truly impressive number of service hours through Generation SERVE within a year (September - August). To learn more about this award and the number of hours needed to achieve it, please visit the Presidential Service Award website.