Volunteering helps kids learn a sense of responsibility, community, and helpfulness. It’s a wonderful way to show them that their actions make a difference.
Our local community has monthly family-friendly park clean-up events, for everything from cleaning and picking up trash to spreading new mulch. If your community doesn’t have such events, or they don’t fit your schedule, you can always do something on your own. Just grab some gloves and a few trash bags to pickup trash on the beach or side of the road. Or put together care packages for the homeless.
You can also donate things to local charities. I’ve asked my son to pick out some toys he no longer wants to give to a child that doesn’t have many toys. We also like to buy gifts for the Angel Tree during Christmastime, and donate to Toys for Tots. I collect things throughout the year when I find a good deal.
What’s your favorite way to volunteer?