Eugene kids discover volunteer opportunities for spring break

Some Eugene kids plan to spend their spring breaks volunteering. They learned about different organizations at a community service fair. (SBG photo)

EUGENE, Ore. – Some civic-minded kids are looking at ways they can give back to the community over spring break and this coming summer.

They showed up with their families Wednesday night at the KidLife Community Service fair at the First Baptist Church of Eugene.

Twenty non-profit groups were on hand, offering a number of volunteer opportunities for kids of all ages to do with their families.

“A lot of times families think, ‘I have little kids. I can't volunteer anymore. There's nothing I can do because you have to be 19 or 20 or get childcare,’ and it's good to know that there's lots of organizations that want them even with their kids to come and volunteer,” said Kate Becker, community relations director at 1st B Kids.

WomenSpace, Eugene Mission, and West Coast Dog and Cat Rescue were just a few of the organizations in attendance.

The full list of organizations is below:

  • West Coast Dog & Cat Rescue
  • Love INC
  • Nearby Nature
  • Womenspace
  • Eugene Mission
  • Bags of Love
  • Dove Medical
  • Farmington Square
  • SVDP
  • A Family for Every Child
  • Laurel Hill Center
  • Camp Harlow
  • Veggies at First B
  • Eugene Women's Campus- adult & teen challenge
  • Many Rivers Groups, Sierra Club
  • Courageous Kids
  • Friends of the Library
  • India Partners/KidLife
  • KidLife
  • Eugene Area Gleaners
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