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Get Your Friends & Family Volunteering!
Rachel Reese | Aug 19, 2014

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Volunteering doesn’t have to be a solo activity. In fact, there are so many ways to get friends and family involved in volunteering that we’ve decided to list them all here. Share in the many, many benefits of volunteering together with people you care about!

 

1. Coordinate it around a time when you’ll all have off

 

2. Create a private Facebook group around it

 

3. E-mail a volunteer agency and cc friends and family

 

4. Create a Meetup group and partner with the agency

 

5. Pitch a group volunteer program to the agency you’re working with

 

6. Encourage friends and family to explore group opportunities themselves

 

7. Invite friends and family to get their own friends involved

 

8. Look for big conventions and events that will welcome lots of volunteers

 

9. Ask your agency about specific group opportunities

 

10. Look for group oriented agencies such as soup kitchens or clothing drives

 

11. Make a party out of it - bring music or treats.

 

12. Do a bakeoff and bring the goodies to your volunteer agency

 

13. Volunteer to be a “group” of shuttles for an agency involving driving

 

14. Plan a back-to-school-activity

 

15. If your group involves people in school, make sure they get credit

 

16. See if you can get more of your office involved

 

17. Drive there together

 

18. Make a specific date to meet at your nonprofit of choice

 

19. Do an activity everyone will enjoy by talking about it beforehand

 

20. Make sure your friends and family know how fun volunteering can be!

 

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We’re sure you can think of more, so consider this a good framework to get started! If you live in Fairfield County, you can get started finding awesome group volunteer opportunities by going to www.volunteersquare.com. Good luck and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest local volunteer news and updates.

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