Feel like embarking on a new adventure with your pint-sized pal while doing good around town? San Diego has a bunch of cool and unique volunteer opportunities that will inspire and delight. We’re talking about a lesson on river bugs, protecting wild birds, planting a sustainable garden, walking for cancer, or even helping out around a horse ranch! Click through the slideshow for five volunteer opportunities the whole family will enjoy.

San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project

Your beansprout will love getting down and dirty at Wild Willow Farm as they learn about our food system by doing neat stuff. Weekly Saturday hands-on volunteer activities include planting, watering, weeding, caring for animals, and tending to oodles of plants. No reservations are required, so grab the whole crew and get ready for lots of sunshine and soil. Don’t forget the sunscreen and hats!

Online: sandiegoroots.org

Photo credit: Wild Willow Farm Facebook page

How does your family volunteer in San Diego? Tell us what works for you in the Comments below!

— Elizabeth Silva