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Volunteer with Your Tween

Looking for ways to spend time together with your tween? A great option is to discover volunteer opportunities for kids that you can participate in as a family.  

It is important to instill the value of giving in our children early in life because it provides a feeling of pride. Using time and talent to help others, rather than just providing money, allows kids to see an immediate positive impact on someone's life. When volunteering, kids will experience first-hand how other’s live and this gives them a sense of gratitude for what they have. It can be difficult to find volunteer opportunities that allow children to participate so we rounded up a few of our favorities to provide you with options.

Community clean-up days are a great way for the whole family to volunteer and spend time outside. Keep American Beautiful provides an extensive list, by zip code, of clean-up days in your community. 

Instead of gifts, ask for donations to toy drives as part of holiday, birthday, or other family celebrations. Reach out to your local senior center or animal shelter, often these places have plenty to do that will keep tweens engaged.

Another great place to find volunteer opportunities that fit your family is browsing the VolunteerMatch website. The search tool allows you to customize by location, causes, or interest. There is even a Children & Youth search option, so you know the activity is perfect for volunteering with kids. 

No matter where you choose to volunteer remember to find something that is fun and aligns with your family's interest.


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