9 Tips to Get Kids Involved in Volunteering – by Lara Patangan

Volunteering can be great: both for the community and our kids. Read this interesting article by Lara Patangan about getting kids involved in volunteer work.

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The beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss, wrote;

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Children can make the world better through developing an appreciation for volunteering.

Here are some ways to make caring “a whole awful lot” of fun.

  1. Consider your child’s interests: What does your child naturally gravitate towards? Are they an animal lover, budding artist, creative writer, inspiring chef, or bookworm? There are volunteer opportunities that fit just about every skill set. To instill a love for volunteering, start with what they already love.
  2. Make the duration doable: Be realistic about how long you sign up your child to volunteer. A young child may only be able to help an hour or two while a teen may be able to commit to an all-day event.
  3. Understand the job: Make sure your child understands what they are going to…

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