Kick off the season with kid-friendly service!
Held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving Day, Family Volunteer Day gathers families from across the Triangle to serve their community together.
Family Volunteer Day was founded by Points of Light to demonstrate the power of volunteering as a family. Locally, Activate Good brings together families from across the Triangle to foster their connections to community causes. Families leave with the desire to continue giving back in their community and resources to continue their commitment to local issues.
Adults and Children Learn and Serve Together
Activate Good uses our Learn and Serve model at Family Volunteer Day to promote:
- new knowledge of community needs
- understanding of their fellow community members
- empathy and feelings of connection
This is a FREE event, however, space is limited, so parents/caregivers must register for the shift of their choice prior to the event.
Event location and shift times will be announced Fall 2024.
In the meantime…
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about Family Volunteer Day? Check out our F.A.Q. below. Still have questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
Plan Your Visit (2023)
How do I register on behalf of my children?
Follow the instructions below to be sure you register your entire volunteer group!
Location, Parking, and Routes
Venture Hall at Marbles Imax. The City of Raleigh Christmas Parade will be the same morning as Family Volunteer Day. City owned parking decks are available free of charge the morning of the parade.
See the parade route and nearby parking decks here.
Directions and Parking
Marbles Kids Museum is located in downtown Raleigh, NC. No free parking is provided by Marbles. The City of Raleigh Christmas Parade will be the same morning as Family Volunteer Day. City owned parking decks are available free of charge the morning of the parade. See the parade route and nearby parking decks here.
Venture Hall is located in Marbles Imax. You do not need to enter the Marbles Kids Museum. Find Venture Hall on the campus map.
This is a free event! However, admission into Marbles Kids Museum or Marbles Imax is not included. Tickets for Marbles Kids Museum are not sold onsite and advance admission tickets are required.
Rain or Shine?
Yes! This event is indoors.
Collection Items to Bring
Socks and Undies Drive
Activate Good is teaming up with our community partner, Note in the Pocket, to host a Socks and Undies Drive. Please help to fill their mission of clothing Children with dignity and love by donating NEW socks and undies in original, sealed packaging. All sizes are needed – toddler to adult!
Activate Good is collecting new or gently-read books for our community partner, Book Harvest, to go to babies & children up to age 12.
- board, picture, nonfiction, or chapter books
- books that reflect the diversity of our community
- books that children and families will be proud to own