Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

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

Question: How can I sign up? Answer: Please follow the 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: Yes, certain opportunities are indicated as child- friendly.

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

Upcoming Opportunities, with your help we can reach more children

Buddy Bag 4000


Join us for a fun afternoon of Buddy Bag packing, food trucks, music and spreading the word about Family Mentor Foundation’s mission. More importantly, these bags will be used the first half of the school year to feed hungry kids over the weekend.

Sunday, October 8 from 12:00-4:00 pm

Setup, 12:00-1:00 pm

Buddy Bag Packing, 1:00-4:00 pm

Tear Down, 4:00-5:00 pm

Unloading, 5:30-6:00 pm

Please contact Katie at destmom4@hotmail.com with volunteer questions.

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, 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, 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  of 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!