Posts Tagged: family volunteering

Giving Back: Family Volunteering


One great way of helping kids to “see” the world around them — and to help them develop empathy for others — is in service. It’s a great time of year for giving back.

Free Fun in the Great Outdoors


Let’s have a great day of outdoor fun with Great Parks Foundation during AdventureFest at Mitchell Memorial Forest on Saturday, June 3 from 12–8 p.m.   AdventureFest is a free community event for kids and adults who want to experience cool stuff to do in Great Parks!   Spanning more than 1,400 acres in western Hamilton County,… Read more »

Drop Your Drawers at the Library!


The Boone, Campbell and Kenton County Libraries have partnered for the annual Drop Your Drawers campaign — a drive to collect packages of new underwear for boys and girls (preferably in sizes 4 – 16) now through Saturday, Dec. 31. Donations help replenish Northern Kentucky elementary schools’ supply of emergency underpants — schools hand out… Read more »

Living Lands & Waters River Cleanup


Since 1998, Living Lands & Waters (LL&W) has worked with more than 97,000 volunteers to remove 8.7 million pounds of marine debris form America’s rivers, and they need your help!  The 2016 Ohio River Tour will kick off in Cincinnati, and the group will host several river cleanups in the area. LL&W operates a fleet… Read more »

Help Clean Up the Parks


Two volunteer opportunities are available this month to help clean up local parks. On April 2, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., families are invited to plant some trees at England Idlewild Park (5550 Idlewild Road, Burlington). Volunteers will then enjoy some refreshments and get a tree seedling to take home. Sign up at…. Read more »

Gloves for Love


When Julie Whitney, owner of Phillippi-Whitney Communications LLC was watching ABC World News Tonight the evening of August 26, 2014, she saw a story that made a tremendous impact on her.  It was a feature about the foster children in Richmond, Virginia who had to carry all of their belongings in a black trash bag as… Read more »

Give Back to the Cincinnati Nature Center


The Cincinnati Nature Center (4949 Tealtown Road, Milford) loves it when families volunteer!  Get started by signing up for a Volunteer Exploration Session to discover how you and your crew can make a difference! Sessions meet at 10 a.m. on Nov. 5 and 15.  Call 513-831-1711, ext. 128, visit or email

InReturn Seeks Family Volunteers


From time to time, local mom Ann Moeller’s entire family volunteers at InReturn, the local nonprofit that provides employment for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other special needs. Families can work alongside employees in assembling products and packaging items. Young volunteers can help assemble boxes or bottle-cap brushes, says Volunteer Coordinator Alison Kaufman…. Read more »

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