04/12/2011 10:54 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Military Families: 5 Ways You Can Help

Much more than April showers, it's a perfect storm of giving. With National Volunteer Week in full swing, we here at HuffPost are honoring Military Families Week to focus on the issues that affect service members and their loved ones. What better time to volunteer your efforts to show military members you care.

In a 2010 Operation Appreciation survey, about 90 percent of military families members said they felt the general public didn't understand the sacrifices they make.

From helping build homes to serving as a foster parent for pets, we're highlighting ways you can donate your time and efforts to support military families. Click below to find opportunities for everyone -- both community-centric efforts and behind-the-scenes work.

Help Military Members And Their Families