Are your kids looking for ways to help others…or do you want to help them realize their good fortune?  Here are some local volunteer opportunities suitable for kids.  Please share others via a post comment.

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Minnies Food Pantry
3033 W Parker Rd, Plano
provide healthy meals and the red carpet treatment to every person we serve in the community.
Help needed: food sorting, inspecting, grocery packing, and working on special projects or events.
Age requirements: Kids 13-17 can help, accompanied by an adult 21 or older

Hope’s Door
860 F Ave, Plano
provide safety, shelter, healing, and hope to families affected by domestic violence
Age requirements:  Kids 12-15 can volunteer with a parent or guardian, 16 years olds can volunteer unaccompanied. All individual volunteers must complete our volunteer application, background check, and statement of confidentiality, and attend a 1-hour orientation.

This Side Up Family Center
1901 Preston Park Blvd., Plano
Family Connection Nights with at-Home Values Training Tools, parenting education, marriage enrichment and single parent support.  Volunteer sign up page

City of Plano Community Cleanup
Organize your own clean up (register online and get supplies, any age), or sign up for a scheduled Community Cleanup (13+)

LovePacs
Help out one of the area groups collecting and distributing foods to hungry area kids over school breaks.

Seven Loaves Community
A food pantry and clothing closet for Collin County.  Volunteer opportunities for kids 13+

Frisco Reachout
Check their website for upcoming events.  Kids of any ages can volunteer with their parents.

Frisco Family Services Little Hands
For kids 10 and under – three annual events: a spring planting in April at the FFS Community Garden, summer lemonade stands and a stocking stuffing event in December.

Dallas Zoo & Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park
Kids 11-18 can volunteer.