Are you a volunteer superhero in your community? Every little bit counts! We’re big believers of lending a hand and getting involved in the community as much as possible, so we’re thrilled to be teaming up with Reward Volunteers to spread the word about their amazing volunteer program!
On a recent trip to Costa Rica, we had so much fun spending time at a local school crafting with the kids there. We brought some of our favorite craft supplies for the kids to get creative with: paint, stamps, fabric, wooden shapes, and lots of yarn. The day was a huge success! We taught the kids the art of pompom making and it was a big hit. The kids used paints and wooden bangles to make colorful custom bracelets and stamped simple muslin bags to use as little treasure keepers.
We were so happy to spend some quality time crafting in Costa Rica – it was so inspiring to see the creativity of these amazing kids. Volunteering in your community, wherever you happen to be, can be such a rewarding experience and makes the whole world a better place!
If you need help finding a volunteer opportunity near you, make sure to take a look at Reward Volunteer’s opportunity page, where there are tons of listings to browse. Keep track of your hours and you can win some really great prizes too!
If like us, crafting is your volunteering opportunity of choice, try organizing a fun crafting afternoon in your community! We’ve rounded up a few projects that would be great to do with kids and grown-ups in a group setting!
Collage Animal Marionettes via ArtBar
Save your toilet paper rolls and paper scraps! This project is a great way to use up some recycled and scrap materials, with the added bonus of a group puppet show after the crafting is complete!
Upcycled Island Wreath
This is another great craft that uses recycled materials: egg cartons and cardboard boxes!
Recycled Can Bird Feeder via Momtastic
This rainbow bird feeder is the perfect addition to a community garden! You could even swap the bird seed for fabric scraps, lint, and twigs to help birds build their nests.
Egg Carton Vehicles via Wonderbly
Isn’t it incredible what you can make with recycled materials?! These egg carton vehicles are the most amazing DIY toys we’ve ever seen.
Totem Pole Banks via MerMag
Turn empty tin cans into a colorful coin bank! We love the idea of sorting your coins to save, spend, and donate.