Activate Kids

Service opportunities for families with kids ages 5-10

Fun and do-gooding for the whole family.

Families with children aged 5-10, here’s your chance to build a sense of service in your little ones while giving back to the community. The Activate Kids program is specially designed to provide meaningful opportunities for young children to learn the value of helping others. Your kids will develop compassion, teamwork, and a sense of responsibility through age-appropriate projects and activities. Join us in creating a positive impact and nurturing a lifelong love for community service in your children.

Why Join Activate Kids?

By becoming an Activate Kids member, you will get a monthly email with exclusive volunteer opportunities made just for families. Each volunteer event is usually 1-3 hours primarily held on weekends. These events are made for families to work together to do acts of good. Each event is supervised by at least one Activate Good staff member and staff from the benefiting organization.

  • Activate Kids members’ hours are tracked in the Activate Good volunteer database so you can see your impact!
  • These events are perfect for families, so you can meet other kind families from across the Triangle.

Join Activate Kids!

1: GET STARTED: Parent / Guardian, Complete our Registration and Waiver here!

2: PROJECTS: Receive a monthly list of upcoming Activate Kids service projects and initiatives from Activate Good. Sign up for the ones you’re interested in! You can do no minimum (or maximum) number of projects – do what you can on your schedule!

3: SURVEYS: Help us learn how we’re doing! Throughout the year, we’ll ask you to complete a quick survey to let us know how things are going and give us ideas on how we can make the program even better.

Do you have a tween/teen – 11-18 – who wants to give back to the community?

Explore our Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) program for unique opportunities.

Looking to expand your volunteer portfolio?

Whether you’re looking to volunteer solo, with your church, or with a group of friends, we have exciting opportunities for everyone. Explore independent and group volunteer projects that match your interests and availability on the Activate Good volunteer database.


When (and How) Did Activate Kids Launch?

Activate Kids launched in 2023 after many requests from families trying to find group service opportunities. During the Summer of 2023, another non-profit known as Cooking Up Character, which provided community service opportunities for youth, were closing its doors. Their founder, Susan Poteat met with Activate Good staff and discussed how our missions aligned, and we have been honored to carry on the work of Cooking Up Character under the name of Activate Kids.

How do projects work?

Monthly Family Projects
Each Monthly Project has a Character Trait Focus, a Learning Component, and a Hands On Community Impact component! Our dual mission is to educate and mobilize kids and their families to make a difference in their local communities but through helping non profits, community organizations, service organizations, fire stations, etc with many of our projects.

What issues does Activate Kids tackle?


  • Our projects benefit one of these Service Pillars: Family, School, Community and Nature.
  • Our Learning Pillars are STEM, Physical Fitness, Personal Development and the Arts

Have more questions?

Contact and we’ll get back to you soon!