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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

February 22, 2020
Tree Planting Party!
10:00am - Noon

Location: Priest Point Park

Join us for a planting project with the City of Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation program! We will be planting native plants at Priest Point Park, behind kitchen/shelter #3. They have been working on restoring the forested habitat for some time and we will help with their efforts!

We will meet at 10am at kitchen/shelter #3 to get a safety briefing and planting demonstrations. Then we will be put to work planting! We will break halfway to warm up with cocoa and snacks. Cotton gloves will be provided for all (bring your own if you would like sturdier gloves!). We have 104 native plants/trees/shrubs to plant and if we finish with that quickly, we will then turn our attention to some ivy pulling. Our Caring Kids can be very efficient and are very hard workers!

Please register in advance so we know how many people to plan for! And remember, this volunteer activity is intended for our youngest of volunteers and their parents/guardians. All kids must be accompanied by an adult.
 


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March 7, 2020
Book Drive & Storytime
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: Lacey Timberland Library

Save the date for our next Caring Kids volunteer project and celebrate reading! We will be doing a book drive for the South Sound Reading Foundation and kids will celebrate the end of Read Across America week with storytime and crafts! More information to come soon!

Please register in advance so we know how many people to plan for! And remember, this volunteer activity is intended for our youngest of volunteers and their parents/guardians. All kids must be accompanied by an adult.
 


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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! 

 

 

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