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Children of all ages grasp the idea of helping others, like "help mommy pick up toys" or "please help your granddad rake the leaves." When people outside your family need help, kids understand that too. Maybe they heard about families who lost their belongings in a flood, or maybe their school collects gifts during the holidays for impoverished kids.

These are great opportunities to talk to your child about volunteering and how you, as a family, can help make the world a better place!

Want to help your family prepare for volunteering? Sit together and talk about these questions.

  • What interests us? What do we care about most?
  • What do we like to do?
  • What skills and talents can we offer?
  • What projects would be suitable for all our family members?
  • How much time do we have?
  • How might the volunteering experience benefit our family?

 

To learn more about infusing family volunteering into your lives visit the Articles section.

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