VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

ACTIVITY IDEAS

Free

  • Come to a BBBS event!
  • Tour Amish Country
  • Little River Wetlands
  • Eagle Marsh
  • ACRES Land Trust preserves
  • Saloman Farm Park
  • Downtown Walking Tour
  • Lindenwood Cemetery
  • July 4 Fireworks
  • Visit the Old Fort
  • Tour Sweetwater
  • Johnny Appleseed Festival
  • Lifetime Sports Academy
  • Wildcat Baseball
  • Check out the Minion near Ossian
  • Visit Markle water town Smiley Face
  • See World’s Largest Egg in Mentone
  • Visit meeting point of Ohio, Michigan and Indiana in Steuben County
  • See nation’s second-largest flag on Coliseum Boulevard
  • See the Batmobile on a pole at Auburn’s Kruse Plaza
  • Check out Berne’s Muensterberg Plaza
  • See “Oscar” the Beast of Busco
  • Check out the Frog Rock on Ardmore Avenue
  • Watch goalball at Turnstone
  • Explore River Greenway
  • Lindenwood Nature Preserve
  • Hanson Observation Deck/Limestone quarry
  • Check out covered bridges
  • Heritage Park at 122nd Fighter Wing Air National Guard Base
  • Memorial Park
  • Foster Park flowers
  • Veterans Memorial National Shrine and Museum
  • Tour Fort Wayne murals
  • Take a walk
  • Play catch/shoot baskets
  • Frisbee/Cornhole
  • Crafts
  • Visit the library
  • School events
  • Play cards
  • Play a board game
  • Chess/Checkers/backgammon
  • Puzzles
  • Painting/drawing/sculpting
  • Write a story together
  • Build a model
  • Splash pad
  • Pretend job interview
  • Work on homework
  • Listen to music
  • Meet professionals from their areas of interest
  • Bring a Little to work day
  • Work out together
  • Research topic
  • Enter a contest together
  • Family function
  • Program your electronics
  • Teach manners
  • Personal hygiene
  • Dream up vacations
  • Grocery shopping
  • How to sign checks/finances
  • Iron/wash clothes
  • Play 20 questions
  • Volunteer
  • Host birthday party for pet
  • Roller blading
  • Biking
  • Visit your past favorite spots
  • Learn to juggle
  • Paper airplanes
  • Visit airport
  • Visit a train station
  • Car show
  • Fishing
  • Picnic
  • Clean up litter
  • Four-leaf clovers
  • Snow shovel
  • Snow sledding
  • Trace a family tree
  • Write your own play
  • Look at cloud shapes
  • Talk about life
  • How to fill out job application/build resume
  • Build a fort
  • Catch lightning bugs
  • Feed ducks
  • Walk a dog
  • Church service
  • Watch high school/college sports/events
  • Meet other Bigs/Littles
  • Check out Parks and Rec activities
  • Check out charity events
  • Tour your own city
  • County fairs
  • Start a garden
  • Field trips
  • Study the stars
  • Take pictures
  • Adopt a grandparent at retired home
  • Bury a time capsule
  • Celebrate half birthday
  • Local parade
  • Write a family newsletter
  • Design holiday card
  • Visit police/fire departments
  • Make a collage
  • Bonfire/roast marshmallows
  • Paint or draw a T-shirt design
  • Attend art show
  • Wash car/water war
  • Make a calendar
  • Mow the grass
  • Watch YouTube
  • Make homemade pizza/cookies/ice cream
  • Write a letter
  • Chemistry set
  • Visit a college
  • Build house of cards
  • Decorate eggs
  • Carve pumpkin
  • Decorate Christmas tree
  • Try pickleball
  • Fly a kite
  • Take an art class
  • Camp out in the backyard

Discounted

  • Cooking/baking
  • Read newspaper cartoons
  • Read comic books
  • Visit area attractions
  • Bargain hunting
  • Lemonade stand
  • Science project
  • Used book store
  • Start a collection
  • Scrapbooking
  • Farmer’s market
  • Fort Wayne Aviation Museum
  • Black Pine Animal Sanctuary
  • Laser X
  • Roller Dome North
  • Science Central
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art
  • Fort Wayne Komets hockey
  • Fast track racing
  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic
  • Fort Wayne Youth Theatre
  • Putt Putt Fun Center
  • TAG Art Company
  • Tokens ‘N Tickets
  • Ultrazone
  • Bisque It Pottery Painting Studio

Virtual

  • Take an online tour
  • Read a book together
  • Tour online museums
  • Check out NASA
  • Tour national parks
  • Virtually tour theme parks
  • Tour National Aquarium
  • Take virtual roller coaster ride
  • Take an online class
  • Help with homework
  • Online exercise class
  • Tour landmarks like Eifel Tower, Taj Mahal, Sidney Opera House
  • Play brain teasers
  • TikTok dances
  • Painting lesson from Bob Ross
  • Try out podcasts
  • Explore Mars
  • Great Barrier Reef tour
  • Ask Allen County Public Library and Science Central for ideas
  • If you can imagine it, it’s out there

 

Paid

  • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
  • Mad Ants basketball
  • TinCaps baseball
  • Fort Wayne Pinball
  • Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
  • Walk about Parkview Field
  • See show at the Embassy Theatre
  • Ice skating
  • Creative Women of the World
  • The History Center
  • Lakeside Park Sunken Rose Gardens
  • Three Rivers Festival
  • Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
  • Tour Chief Richardville House
  • Bass Mansion tour
  • Try Fort Wayne Curling Club
  • Fox Island
  • Combat Ops Laser Tag
  • African/African-American Historical Society Museum
  • Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum
  • Drive-in movie theatres at Garrett, Wabash and Huntington
  • Garrett Historical Railroad Museum
  • Hoosier Air Museum in Auburn
  • Mid-American Windmill Museum in Kendallville
  • Toboggan Run at Pokagon State Park
  • Movies
  • Eat
  • Ice cream
  • Concerts
  • Sporting events
  • Summer fairs
  • Museum
  • Malls
  • Go to the beach/pool
  • Bowl/Join a league
  • Take CPR class
  • General car care class
  • Visit state park
  • Take a class together
  • Holiday shopping
  • Visit farm
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Tour haunted house
  • Golfing/Driving range
  • Batting cage
  • Rent a canoe
  • Build something together
  • Auto racing
  • Eat some more