PALMDALE – Registration is open for the city of Palmdale’s annual Family Volunteer Day on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“Volunteering as a family amplifies the impact of public service, and it demonstrates to children the significance of giving back to the community,” said Community Programs Coordinator Patricia Morales.
Palmdale’s Family Volunteer Day is part of the Global Day of Service, which celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. There are several volunteer opportunities available on Saturday that include a variety of abilities and ages.
One option includes sorting donations for Christmas, birthday presents, and community giveaways. This opportunity is recommended for volunteers older than 12 with no physical restrictions. The event occurs at the former AERO Institute building at 38256 Sierra Highway.
Volunteers also can assist in preparing Thanksgiving baskets for distribution at South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES), located at 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, or creating “Cards from the Heart” to be distributed to seniors receiving a Thanksgiving basket from SAVES.
For Holiday Card craft, volunteers are advised to dress appropriately to use paint, markers, glue, and glitter. This activity is excellent for younger volunteers, as well as those who need to be seated while working.
For additional details on Palmdale’s Family Volunteer Day or to sign up for an activity, visit https://signup.com/go/vLgRrXX.
An adult must accompany any youth volunteer under 16, and all volunteers must fill out a release of liability form to participate. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and dress appropriately, as some projects occur outside. Volunteers will be provided masks, and all COVID-19 social distancing and safety protocols will be in place.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]