If your family has a soft spot for pets, volunteering at an animal sanctuary is sure to be a perfect fit. For example, the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, is regularly visited by families of all ages. There, volunteers spend time with animals such as bunnies, cats, dogs, horses, pigs, parrots and various other furry friends by playing, brushing, feeding or otherwise caring for the creatures. Help given by children between the ages of 6 and 17 is welcome, but they must be supervised by a parent at all times. If you wish to get involved with more exotic animals, you can also look into helping out at elephant or other sanctuaries in the U.S. or in foreign countries like Kenya.