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.
Child Care Action Council is committed to the health and well-being of the families and communities we serve and we are monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation. For the health and safety of our families, communities and staff, we are working to make changes to future schedules in the effort to put protective measures into place, provide social distancing, and help reduce the likelihood of the spread of COVID-19. That is why we are cancelling in-person projects and moving to virtual and at home projects until it is safe to volunteer together again! Check out our virtual projects and stay up to date by joining our Facebook Group page.
All we ask is that you cuddle up with your children to read the book you choose, and start the conversation of race and discrimination.
List of Past Virtual Projects:
Upcoming virtual projects are under development. If you have any ideas for great projects, please contact Melanie at email@example.com.
Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of Caring Kids!
November 2019: Caring Kids celebrated 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!