8 of 10 Kid-friendly Places to Volunteer
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.