Volunteering: Here's Why It's a Gift to Your Community & Your Family! by Renee Herren

Volunteering: Here's Why It's a Gift to Your Community & Your Family!

Volunteering is linked to academic gain, gives opportunities to build great problem solving and leadership skills, and can promote future civic participation. Communities thrive when people are engaged and take initiative, so help your child make a difference! Sometimes children have more creative ideas than adults, so be sure to ask for their input on how your family can help others! To get you started, here is a list of ways to serve your community right now: 

  • Walk around your neighborhood or nearby park and pick up litter.
  • Make cards for a nursing home.
  • Donate to a local food bank.
  • Volunteer at a local animal shelter.
  • Contact the volunteer coordinator at the local children's or VA hospital to see how you can help.
  • Make treats and deliver them to local police or fire stations. 

Together, we can make a difference! 

Kimberly Johnson
Love it and love you, Renee Herren ! Fantastic ideas to get kids involved in serving the community!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Such an inspiring tip, Renee Herren ! Giving back also gets you out of your own problems and helps you solve others, which is good for everyone. Thank you for the great ideas!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Yes, yes, yes! Start 'em young! It's so important for kids to be engaged in their communities, to recognize their privilege, and to help others. Thanks for sharing this, Renee Herren !

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