Volunteering Opportunities with the kids
A couple of years ago, we hoped to amass a list of volunteering opportunities for families with their children. It is around this time every year that many of us start to think about how we can involve our children in contributing time, effort, and money toward causes important to us. An urbanMama recently emailed:
I don't know if it's the impending holidays or coming out from the fog of my third child's early childhood years, I've been thinking more about volunteering as a family or with my oldest child (age 8). Service to others has always been an important part of my personal and professional lives, but most of my energy has been focused on my kids for several years. My husband and I donate money regularly to many organizations, but those donations are not necessarily tangible to my kids. I'd like to do better at communicating to my kids the importance of helping individuals in need and the wider community. I'd like to find ways for us all to help. Any suggestions?