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Volunteer with your whole family or as parent/guardian and child together. This is a great way to do something for the community as a family and introduce children to the difference one person can make!

Family-friendly Opportunities

A variety of volunteer projects open to families are available on our Opportunity Calendar. To view projects open to both youth and adults, use the Age of Volunteer filter, found under the Basic Search and Search Options box just above the Opportunity Calendar. Age restrictions vary by project. Check the individual project details for age specifications. You can also download our Youth Volunteer Waiver form, though some Community Partners may have their own forms that must be completed for minors.

How To Sign Up Your Family

There are two ways to register your family for volunteer opportunities with the Volunteer Network.

  1. Create a volunteer team. This is recommended for families/groups with children 12 years old and under, and for families who plan to volunteer together regularly. Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we are unable to store e-mail addresses for children under 13 so they are unable to have their own account outside of a team. Click here to learn how to create and manage your team.
  2. Register each member of your family as individuals. To do this, each person must first create an account. This is recommended for families/groups in which all volunteers are 13 years old or older since children 12 and younger cannot create an account. After you have signed up for the project, you will need to e-mail and tell us how many children 12 and younger will be attending the opportunity with you (please include the name, date, and time of the opportunity). All volunteers 13 and older must register online.

Other Easy Ways To Volunteer with Children

In addition to volunteer opportunities offered through the Volunteer Network, there are other fun ways to get your children involved in service:

  • Conduct a canned food drive. Ask your friends, family, and neighbors to give canned goods. Then take the food to the Mt. Juliet Help Center, the Wilson County Community Help Center, or another local food bank.
  • Collect supplies. Spend a few hours collecting and distributing items needed for local nonprofits. Browse the list of our Community Partners and reach out to them directly to see what their needs are currently. 
  • Make Snack Bags or Hygiene Kits. Collect supplies at your school, place of worship, or neighborhood to make snack bags or hygiene kits. Donate these kits to Compassionate Hands or All for Him. Or keep them in your car and hand them out as you see people in need. 


If you have questions about volunteering with your family, please contact us at 

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300 N Maple St, Suite 4-100, Lebanon, TN 37087

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