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Volunteering on the Road

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Families that volunteer as they travel

Spend Some Time with the Homeless The Roadschooling Ryans drop by some homeless shelters to share some love in the Volunteer State and talk about their experience with HandsOn a volunteer organization that provides a link for individuals and families to join together and engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities.

Serving the Homeless "I have to admit that our reasons for helping are a bit selfish on our part; my son is determined to earn the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Self-serving or not, after each experience we have left blessed beyond measure by the amazing people that we meet." ~from the Traveling Praters

Making a fleece blanket is a simple way for a family to practice compassion, sacrifice andteamwork while providing a great volunteer opportunity to you and a blanket to a child in need. The Houcks of Share5 tell how to get involved with Project Linus.

Once the volunteer spirit is in your blood, it is hard to shake it. ~Deb Perkins (Bluebird Family)

Working with Horses "The girls were eager to help, even on the shoveling portion of the chore list." ~Best Family Adventure

More Horsing Around "We went to volunteer some of our time, but I think we took away far more than we gave." ~Show Us the World

Volunteering Opportunities and Links:

Give Kids the World Village Give Kids The World Village is a 79-acre, nonprofit "storybook" resort in Central Florida. Here, children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free vacations.

Volunteer as a camphost and find other volunteer positions: http://www.volunteer.gov/GOV/index.cfm

Make a Blanket Day (MABD) on the third Saturday in February each year. More at Project Linus

Hands On helps you find volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Match use the web site to find a place that needs your help

It's your land, lend a hand. Take Pride in America

Kids Care Clubs we believe that kids learn tolerance, cooperation, confidence and respect through serving others.

Habitat for Humanity - RVers' division

The Hunger Site

Articles on volunteering that you might find helpful:

Web sites of traveling volunteers:

  • These hip guys hit the road to spread kindness. Read about their adventures across Canada on the Extreme Kindness Tour