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Caring Kids: Volunteer as a Family

Volunteer as a Family!

By volunteering as a family, you are taking an important step toward raising a person who will be sensitive to the needs of others, who will have a head start on the path of giving back to the community, and who will leave the world in a better place than they found it. Each month, our early learning staff will create a volunteer activity that is age appropriate and engaging for kids 2-5 years old, while also being enjoyed by children up to age 12 (however, all ages are welcome!). Please note, a parent must accompany their child during the volunteer activity.

Upcoming Projects

November 16
Holiday Mail for Heroes
10:30am - Noon

Location: Child Care Action Council Conference Room
3729 Griffin Lane SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Kid volunteers and their family members will decorate holiday cards for deployed soldiers. A snack will be provided for all kids! Register early to receive resources and book recommendations to use alongside your child leading up to the volunteer project. There is no cost to participate!

Please register here:


Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of Caring Kids!

This November, Caring Kids celebrates its one year anniversary! Since our first service project, aimed at giving our youngest of volunteers a meaningful experience, we have:

  • Partnered with 12 organizations doing great work in Olympia.
  • Contributed 325 volunteer hours -- that's 216 children and their parents volunteering to help at each of our 1.5 hour projects
  • Connected to the volunteer experience by reading books tailored to the project.
  • Shared healthy snacks together, and learned about each of the organizations we have helped.

While Caring Kids is a program of Child Care Action Council, it is run by volunteers. We are thankful for the help of our supporters who have provided food and safety equipment for volunteer participants including Safeway in Hawks Prairie Mall, the Sustaining Fund of the Food Coop, GRuB Farms, and Kiwanis Food Garden. 


Check out our July Caring Kids Project: Beach Clean-up!