DIY Volunteering Activity of the Month

Each month we’re bringing you a new activity that you can do any time any place and is great for getting little kids involved in their community.

Here’s how it works:

1. Check out the cause and supply list below.  If it looks like something you’d like to do, let them know here and the lovely folks at HandsOn will send you instructions on how to do that month’s DIY project.

2. Volunteer at home with your kids, during naptime, or get a group together and volunteer as a team (learn how to create and manage a team right here).

3. Drop it off and feel good about making Richmond a little brighter while doing something really fun.


This month’s DIY:

Summer Camp Treats for Peter Paul Development Center

Create a minimum of 5 decorated snack bags, 5 decorated bookmarks and 1 box of snacks. There is no maximum. Expect the total project to be done about 3 hours.

DIY Camp treats Handson

Handson bookmarks

Peter Paul Development Center is an outreach and community center serving Church Hill and neighboring communities in Richmond’s East End. Its mission is to build a community of learners by engaging and challenging children, families and seniors through programs that enhance academic achievement, provide cultural enrichment, and promote self-esteem and lifelong self-sufficiency. At PPDC’s Summer Institute take-home snacks are provided to every child when they leave every day. Volunteers will craft fun and creative snack bags and bookmarks for the youth. DIY Volunteers are also asked to provide granola bar-type snacks with inspirational or educational messages on them.

We’ve partnered up with HandsOn and will post the DIY for the month here on, but you want to get out and about, you can find more volunteering opportunities for you or the whole family on their website.


Now go out there and make some happy campers!
Happy Volunteering!