Join the Volunteer Resource Center of Newaygo County as we offer remote opportunities for youth to get involved with the community! Here are just a few ways kids (and their families) can make a difference in their local communities without venturing far from home and while continuing to maintain safe social distancing.
Be Fearless Be Kind: Join the Be Fearless Be Kind Pledge. Join others as you stand up to make a difference for others. Once the pledge is signed take action and do service for others. Learn more here.
Chalk the Town: Grab your sidewalk chalk and create masterpieces! Write positive sayings and/or draw colorful pictures on the sidewalks in your neighborhood. Share messages of hope and positivity to lift the spirits of others.
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Join a Rainbow Hunt:Decorate your front window or front door with your interpretation of a rainbow. This encourages youth to go on ‘rainbow hunts’ to find all the rainbows of positivity in their neighborhood.
Learn to Crochet or Knit:Utilize video tutorials to learn how to crochet or knit. Tackle a beginner project and make a hat or scarf for someone in need. Once safe, items can be donated to TrueNorth Community Services for distribution.
Make Animal Toys:Repurpose old items to create toys for animals. Do an internet search for DIY animal toys for step-by-step tutorials you can follow. Once safe, toys can be donated to the local animal shelters/rescues.
Make Friendship Bracelets:Spread the gift of friendship by making bracelets to give to your friends. Friendship bracelets are a great way to show you care about others.
Make Reusable Bags:Help the environment by reducing the amount of plastic bags you and your family use. Take an old t-shirt and follow the step by step directions to create a bag. Utilize your t-shirt bag whenever and wherever you can! Find step by step directions here.
Rake Yards:Grab a rake and tackle some spring clean up. Keep in mind neighbors who might need your help with their yard.
Send a Note:Take the time to write a note to others to let them know you are thinking of them. Notes, pictures or cards could be sent to a loved one, those serving in the military or our local seniors. If you don’t have a specific person to send to, completed items can be sent to TrueNorth Community Services, ℅ Lisa Daniell, 6308 S. Warner, Fremont MI 49412 and then TrueNorth will mail them out.
Show your Gratitude:Our medical personnel have been working tirelessly through this pandemic. Show your support by placing a large cut out heart on your mailbox or in your front window. Text family and friends who are health care workers and thank them. Put a yard sign up to say ‘Thanks’ and show your support.
Have other ideas that aren’t listed? Contact Volunteer Resource Center Director Lisa Daniell at (231) 924-0641 ext 110 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
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