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

Sorting & inventory

Are you looking for an activity for your kids that also involves getting them interested in service? Come help us unload, sort and inventory donations! Child-friendly for ages four and up; one adult for every three children, please. Join us for the duration or come and go as your schedule permits.

Saturday, August 5 from 9:00-11:00 am


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. Delivery driver volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application.

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!