East Bay volunteering with little kids?
I've been looking for (COVID safe) volunteering or community engagement opportunities to bring along my (almost) 3yr old toddler - while he's a surprisingly detail oriented, worker bee (for a toddler), I've worked for years with nonprofits so I also understand that hosting families + kids is a lot of work in and of itself. However, I really want to get him used to the idea of service as early as possible and the experience of working closely with very different people is critical and especially hard these days. My work used to provide great opportunities but with COVID, all service based work is shut-down (senior centers, YMCA's, community centers) or are too busy with COVID (food banks, etc.) so I'm at a loss. I was thinking of a street or beach clean-up, perhaps small meal serving (maybe a church or community group?), other homeless supports, or donating to a family during the holidays - thoughts? I've already checked Volunteer Match (not a great fit/filter for this search), searched past BPN msgs (ahh, pre-COVID!), and prefer not SF. With COVID, WFH and limited childcare support, it's become even harder to stay engaged as a mama & a family in the community - looking for any tips or thoughts!