Thursday, August 14, 2014

August Volunteer Opportunities for Your Wee Ones

Wee Volunteer hosts monthly service projects with charities in the Dallas area. The volunteer opportunities are tailored for preschool and elementary school age children.
 
Each project typically includes a tour of the charity lead by the charity’s volunteer director or educational director.  During the tour the children learn the charity’s mission and the services provided in the area of need served by the charity. Once the project is completed the children are thanked for volunteering and for all they were able to accomplish for that charity. After completion of the project every child should be able to take away new knowledge and a sense of accomplishment as well as feeling empowered to help others.

Here are some of the fun volunteer opportunities to wrap up your Summer!
 
Tuesday, August 19  10:30-12:30
Friday, August 22  10:30-12:30 
Help deliver meals on the Locomotion Party Bus. After the deliveries, you can tour the volunteer kitchen and learn about VNA Meals On Wheels!
Appropriate for children ages 2 and up.
Project Fee: $10 per person
Tuesday, August 19  3:00-4:00
CPD serves over 16,000 children in the Dallas area. Learn about the programs offered by Community Partners, take a tour of the Rainbow Room and warehouse, then sort and pack supplies for the thousands of kids in need.
 Appropriate for children ages 2 and up.
Project Fee: $10 per child
 
Wee Symphony
Wednesday, August 20  3:30-4:30
Does your child like to sing or play an instrument? Does he/she take singing lessons, piano lessons or play another instrument? Lessons or not, let them practice their talents with Mommy Manders for the Elderly Residents at C.C. Young Retirement Community. Each child will have the opportunity for a solo performance and/or sing/play songs in a group.
  Appropriate for children ages 6 months+
Project Fee: $10 per child
Tarrant Area Food Bank
Wednesday, August 20  4:00-5:00
TAFB is the major source of donated food for hunger-relief charities and feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties. Their mission is to empower communities to eliminate hunger by providing food, education, and resources through innovation and collaboration. One-third of those served by TAFB and its network are children.  Learn about the area of need served by the TAFB, mission and clients, tour their warehouse and pack Birthday Bags for children in need.
Appropriate for children ages 3 and up.
Project Fee: $10 per child
 
Citizenship Counts
Thursday, August 21  11:00-12:00
Wee Volunteer and Citizenship Counts invite you and your child to the US District Court of the Norther District of Texas to learn about US citizenship and participate in a naturalization ceremony. The Judge will speak with the kids before the ceremony, and the children will then help new citizens celebrate their naturalization by giving them pre-made "I love citizenship" cards.
  Appropriate for children ages 6 and up
Project Fee: $5 per child

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