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2013 April 8

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Volunteer With Your Family!

Volunteering as a family obviously helps the community, but when kids volunteer alongside grown-ups it just might benefit the kiddos more than the receiving crowd!

Doing good is just that… but it’s more too. Kids learn to love their community and gain compassion when serving others. A family working side-by-side bonds and creates memories in ways vacations and play time can’t.

Our family finds little ways to share and give back all year long. The willingness to share is strong during the November and December holidays, but during the deep freeze of January and February we find ways to keep on giving without spending a dime!

The Family who Volunteers Together, Bonds Together

Recently we delivered grocery sacks door-to-door to gather canned goods for our local food pantry. With our Cub Scout group, we purchased toys the boys chose themselves. Then we wrapped and donated them to our local foster care ‘Giving Tree’. My daughters give mini-piano concerts at a local nursing home each month. And this year we created a game out of leaving yummy treats on our neighbor’s doorsteps and running (doorbell ditching them) —how do they always know it’s us?!

Volunteer With Your Kids!
7 Family Service Ideas

  • Collect gently used coats to donate to a local family shelter
  • Surprise a neighbor by shoveling the snow off their driveway!
  • Older kids can teach a younger child a skill; use what they’re already good at: piano lessons, soccer kicks, math tutoring, origami paper folding (link to my Different Play post)
  • Serve at Home: make each other’s beds, clean up your sister’s mess, do the dishes for mom before being asked!
  • Read more: Family Service Plan | Ideas for Family Volunteering – Online Sign Up Blog by VolunteerSpot
  • Volunteer with kid groups: Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, sport teams, room-mom duties, community gardens and pet shelters
  • Send a ‘Thank You’ card or email to a U.S. Soldier with your kids. Send artwork or even a poem written from the heart. Check out Military.com for ways to send your thanks
  • Save your dimes for a few months and donate to a cause you all agree on

 

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3 Responses
  1. April 8, 2013

    I loved all of these suggestions, especially sending a note or card to a military member. We love to get those when we are deployed and it always helps us put things into perspective. Great list!

  2. April 8, 2013

    I love all of these ideas, and I’m so excited Frat Boy The Elder is now six and big enough to help with volunteer activities that we can do together.
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  3. April 8, 2013

    Great ideas, we really need to take more time for service projects.

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