When does my project have to be?

The Family Day of Service takes place on May 18-20, 2018. You may choose to do service on May 18th, 19th, or 20th depending on your availability.

How big should my project be?

Your project can be as big or small as you want it to be. There is no project too small but think of your friends and family who could participate in your project. Depending on your availability and desire to serve, we may have a pre-coordinated project for you.

How many volunteers does FDS recruit?

We want to recruit as many families as possible! In 2014, we brought out over 1,100 volunteers together in one weekend to do 68 meaningful projects. In 2015, over 1,400 volunteers lent a hand towards 52 projects. In 2016, 1,492 volunteers completed 48 projects. In 2017, over 2,520 volunteers completed 55 projects. Our 2018 goal is to eclipse 70 projects across South Jersey. Even if you only participate with your 3 closest friends or immediate family, remember that you are part of a movement that will have a positive impact throughout South Jersey.

How can I see and increase the impact of this movement?

We will be sending out information to thousands of people throughout Southern New Jersey. We will be sending out press releases that will be published in the newspaper, online, and on radio shows. We will feature projects in these releases, on social media, and on our volunteer t-shirts. Projects will also be featured on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages so that our community can see the work that you are doing!

Where do I register my own project?

Visit our homepage at FamilyDayofService.org and click the  button. Or, to make it easier, simply click here. You will be sent to a form where you can detail your project so that we can feature you. You will be provided with a “Project Coordinator Toolkit” with helpful tips on how to increase the impact of your project.

How do I find a pre-coordinated project?

Visit our homepage at FamilyDayofService.org and select your county. Or, you can click here to Find A Project. We have worked with organizations who need volunteers to find a project that could meet your interests and availability.

I have signed up for a pre-coordinated project. How do I know where to go and what to expect?

The week prior to your project, you will receive an e-mail from the Family Day of Service team to confirm location, date, time, and what to bring, if anything.

I want to coordinate a project, but I don’t know what to do. Where can I find some inspiration?

Please download our “Project Idea Guide” for some helpful and creative ways to develop a project. We have projects that are suited for all ages and interests.

In the past, we have had projects like:

  • Building a reading room at a domestic violence shelter
  • Painting the inside of a thrift shop
  • Collecting and distributing donations for pet shelters
  • Creating placemats for Meals on Wheels
  • Sorting clothes & food for a donation center
  • Writing letters to deployed soldiers
  • Creating hygiene kits to distribute to homeless shelters
  • Landscaping and yard work for community members