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8 of 10 Kid-friendly Places to Volunteer

Posted by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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by Alia Hoyt

Women and Children's Shelter

Similar to the children's hospital scenario, you and your kids probably won't interact with the residents at a women and children's shelter, but they can still help those in need by donating time to such a worthy cause. Call a shelter that helps abused or homeless women and children directly or participate in projects organized by a local service agency. Typical efforts usually involve painting, light maintenance and other beautification needs. Small, homey touches such as these often make all the difference to kids and mothers who have almost nothing.

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la_bella_vita
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 4:24 PM

 We've done this

MamaMandee
by Silver Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 4:48 PM

We donate clothes & toys to a local one here. 

mrswillie
by Silver Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Great idea

elasmimi
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Several local churches run a shelter for women and children, and each church takes turns volunteering for 1 week at a time, cooking, staying overnight, various other duties. It's a great project.

MamaMandee
by Silver Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 9:44 PM
That is wonderful!

Quoting elasmimi:

Several local churches run a shelter for women and children, and each church takes turns volunteering for 1 week at a time, cooking, staying overnight, various other duties. It's a great project.

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.Angelica.
by Bronze Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 12:46 AM

we have one close to our house. I think it could be good for my son.

apoynter
by Member on Apr. 25, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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Our library uses teens 12-18 during the summer to help with the 'summer reading program'. It's a great way to introduce your child to 'volunteer world', as it's; a)air-conditioned, b)most kids are there with an adult, c)because of keeping a schedule they're taught responsibility, d) they're supervised, and e) during any given shift they are likely to see someone they know!

MamaMandee
by Silver Member on Apr. 26, 2013 at 6:46 PM
That is great!

Quoting apoynter:

Our library uses teens 12-18 during the summer to help with the 'summer reading program'. It's a great way to introduce your child to 'volunteer world', as it's; a)air-conditioned, b)most kids are there with an adult, c)because of keeping a schedule they're taught responsibility, d) they're supervised, and e) during any given shift they are likely to see someone they know!

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