In preparation for this national day of service, Volunteer Center of North Texas (VCNT) is encouraging and recruiting families to volunteer on Saturday, November 17th. VCNT is the central point of contact for National Family Volunteer Day in north Texas and is working in collaboration with organizations throughout our community.
National Family Volunteer Day is designed to demonstrate the power of families working together, to introduce community service and to encourage those who have not yet made the commitment to volunteer together as a family to do so. National Family Volunteer Day is held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving and kicks off National Family Week (November 18-24), which embraces the premise that children live better lives when their families are strong; and families are stronger when they live in communities which connect them to social responsibilities, economic opportunities, and other life-enhancing services.
November 17 provides a great opportunity to inspire and motivate individual family members as well the family as a unit. Volunteering as a family provides quality time together, strengthens communication, and teaches members to how to be role models while making significant contributions to their communities. Although this day encourages participation as a family, anyone interested in volunteering is welcome. Visit VCNT.org for more information regarding volunteer registration.