Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June, and if you’re looking for a few ideas to share your appreciation for all that dads do, volunteering your time or talents might be the perfect gift. Check out these ideas and links for inspiration, and make a difference for a dad you know - or one you’ve never even met!
Team up and double the difference.
Quality time with dad might be best spent improving the quality of life for someone else. Is there an organization you and your father can help out together? If one or both of you already volunteer, the choice may be simple, but if you’re looking for a project or organization that needs your help, this volunteer search can help. You can also find volunteer inspiration by specific areas of interest or plan your own project with these do-it-yourself volunteer guides.
Help a father be a better father.
The National Fatherhood Initiative® works to transform organizations and communities by equipping them to intentionally and proactively engage fathers in their children's lives. The organization provides a wealth of free resources for fathers, including tools for single dads as materials to launch your own fatherhood program.
Be the greatest gift in the world - a dad for a child in need.
If you have the time and resources, the greatest Father’s Day gift of all could be deciding to be a father for someone else. If you’ve ever considered being a foster parent but didn’t know where to start, this resource guide can help. You’ll also find information about the adoption process. And for volunteer fulfillment with less commitment, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America can turn you into a life-changing mentor.
Keep it simple, and local.
Do you know a father in your neighborhood who could use an extra hand? Single dads, new dads and older seniors may struggle to meet all of their daily responsibilities. You can help lighten the load with an offer of babysitting, helping around the house, or shuttling the kids to extracurricular activities. For dads who live alone, you can brighten their day by working with your own children to prepare and present a colorful card. And for dads in your community struggling to find their next meal, you can make a world of difference as local soup kitchen or food pantry volunteer.
Find more ways to make a difference in your community with this simple volunteer search.