Community Service Events Made Easy: The Volunteer Family Provides Guide to Event Planning for Nonprofits

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With their Event Leader Initiative, The Volunteer Family provides a much needed resource for parents and other community leaders planning family-friendly events in support of local nonprofit organizations.

If you have ever considered organizing an event in your community but weren’t sure where to start, a new resource is available to help you take the leap. The Volunteer Family Guide to Event Planning offers direction from stage one, identifying a nonprofit organization and brainstorming ideas for how best to support their cause, to project completion. Sample letters, forms, and press releases are included. The Volunteer Family staff will assist you throughout the process and whenever you need an extra boost of confidence.

Michelle Ellwood, a community volunteer that has followed the Event Planning Guide, commented, “I was amazed at how easy The Volunteer Family made this process. I was able to help my church, teach my children about giving back, and spend time with friends, all at the same time!”

“The Event Planning Guide takes a typically complex process and lays it out simply. We help volunteers with every step of the process, including finding an appropriate event location, recruiting volunteers, acquiring supplies, promoting the event, finding a source of funding, and reflecting on an event’s success,” said Heather Jack, founder of The Volunteer Family.

Learn more about the benefits of engaging family volunteers, brainstorm ideas for community service projects, or apply for the Event Leader Initiative at

The Volunteer Family is a Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and facilitate family volunteering and partner with local nonprofit organizations to plan family-friendly volunteer opportunities. Organizations interested in incorporating family-oriented volunteering opportunities into their strategic plan can contact Heather Jack at 508-405-2220 or visit


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