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Kid-Friendly Community Activities in Springfield

Give your kids a passion for volunteering early by connecting them with their community at these kid-friendly volunteer opportunities.

By Jo Jolliff

Apr 01 2023 at 8 a.m.

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Photo courtesy ShutterstockCheck out some kid-friendly community activities in Springfield.

For Kids Who Want to Feed the Hungry

Least of These
1720 W. James River Rd., Ozark; 417-724-2500
Foods distributions at Least of These are the perfect activity for families with kids age 12 and older. Volunteers gather all of the needed supplies for families in need. Children living within the Webster County district will help prepare and not deliver to protect the privacy of families served. 

For Kids with a Heart for Animals

Humane Society of Southwest Missouri
3161 W. Norton Rd., Springfield; 417-833-2526
With different volunteer activities for children ages 3 to 17, kids can help serve the Humane Society in a variety of different ways. From reading books to shelter animals so they can hear a kind voice to on-leash walks, kids can learn the importance of caring for animals in the community.

For Kids Who Want to Help Other Kids

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks 
949 E. Primrose St., Springfield; 417-875-3500
The current biggest need for families staying at the Ronald McDonald house is the support of their Family Dinner Program. Your kiddos can help you purchase and prepare dinner for the families staying at Ronald McDonald while they focus their time on caring for their sick child or infant.

For Kids With Global Giving Aspirations

Convoy of Hope 
1 Convoy Drive, Springfield; 417-823-8998
At Convoy of Hope, kids 10 to 17 years old can participate in Hands of Hope nights with a parent or legal guardian. Hands of Hope volunteers serve Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to prepare resources for global distribution.