Here are some great ways to volunteer in November

Lots of opportunities to give back in November

VIRGINIA BEACH — Nov. 17 is Family Volunteer Day, a global day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support neighborhoods and communities.

More than 500 volunteers in Hampton Roads will complete projects to benefit local nonprofits.

Volunteer Hampton Roads will lead the efforts this year, which will take place in the Student Center of Virginia Wesleyan University from 9 a.m. until noon. A light breakfast and coffee will be provided beginning at 8:30 a.m., according to the Volunteer Hampton Roads website.

Activities during Family Volunteer Day will include, but are not limited to, assembling emergency preparedness kits for seniors, partnering with children from Families of Autistic Children of Tidewater to participating in field games, mural painting, and helping with the Grand Illumination Parade.

For a complete list of volunteer opportunities, visit the volunteer website.

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According to their website, the mission of Volunteer Hampton Roads is to “connect businesses with opportunities which create a positive impact on our community; to equip nonprofits with the resources they need to achieve their mission; to mobilize a community of volunteers to create change.”

Volunteer Hampton Roads Family Volunteer Day 2018 (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Volunteer Hampton Roads)
Volunteer Hampton Roads Family Volunteer Day 2018 (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Volunteer Hampton Roads)

The American Red Cross will also be on site with their Bloodmobile for the duration of the event. To pre-register to donate blood, visit the Red Cross website, click “Find a Blood Drive” and enter sponsor code: VHR.

For information about requirements, what to wear, parking, and registration for the volunteer event, visit the  Volunteer Hampton Roads FAQ page.

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