With YOUR help we can reach more children

We rely heavily on our dedicated volunteers and cannot succeed without them. They play a vital role at our events and behind the scenes.

Question: How can I learn more?Answer: Contact us at info@familymentorfoundation.org

Question: How can I sign up? Answer: Please follow the SignUpGenius links for each opportunity, or contact us at info@familymentorfoundation.org

Question: Can my business, neighborhood, community or faith-based organization volunteer as a group? Answer: Yes! Contact us for details and to schedule a time.

Question: Can I bring my child with me to volunteer? Answer: Certain opportunities are indicated as child- friendly.

Question: What should I wear? Answer: Many opportunities involve lifting and moving items. We recommend comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.

Upcoming Opportunities

Gather & Give

By providing meals for 350 hungry children to take home on the weekends through our Buddy Bag program, Family Mentor Foundation helps schools to move beyond academic support to also meet the children’s physical and emotional needs. Join us to fill and organize Buddy Bags and give back in a hands-on, meaningful way. Child-friendly for ages four and up; one adult for every three children please.

Please consider bringing a Buddy Bag item with you to the event. Needed items https://www.familymentorfoundation.org/most-needed-buddy-bag-items

Sunday, August 27 from 2:00-3:30 pm


Sunday, September 10 from 2:00-3:30 pm


BUDDY BAg DeliverY

Delivery is a critical piece of getting Buddy Bags into the hands of kids who need them. Are you able to help during the 2017-2018 school year? All deliveries can be a single, or recurring volunteer opportunity. 

Needs: Columbus and South-Western City School Districts

Volunteers to deliver Buddy Bags to four Columbus area schools. We meet at FMF to load the truck at 8:30 am and return to FMF approximately 11:00 am.

Tuesday, September 12 from 8:30-11:00 am


Tuesday, October 10 from 8:30-11:00 am


Tuesday, November 7 from 8:30-11:00 am



Needs: Worthington City School District

Volunteers to deliver Buddy Bags to two of our four Worthington area schools. We meet at FMF between 8:30-8:45 am and will help you load tubs of Buddy Bags into your vehicle. You will return any empty tubs to FMF at approximately 9:15-9:30 am.

Tuesday, September 12 from 8:30-9:30 am


Tuesday, October 10 from 8:30-9:30 am


Tuesday, November 7 from 8:30-9:30 am


Host a Food Drive

We go through cases and cases of the nonperishable food items that make up a Buddy Bag each month. Food drives, especially those targeted at our highest cost items, help us significantly offset costs.

Help feed hungry kids in our community by hosting a food drive at your work, school, community group, faith-based organization or neighborhood. You could even host a food drive at your Thanksgiving Dinner!