Posted by: v500 in Charity,Children on November 28th, 2012

volunteer-opportunities-for-kidsThere are a lot of lessons to be learned involunteering. Doing charity work is not just for older people but kids will also pick a lot of lessons in life that they can use in the future. Involving children helps them to be aware of what is happening around them. Voluntering can teach kids how to be responsible, be grateful for what they have, and understand why they need to reach out to help others.

Volunteering also helps kids develop essential skills such as critical thinking, working with others, and organizing things.

Exploring the interest of your teens

Parents should find out the fields of interest of their kids. Volunteering will help kids gain knowledge about different things. They will learn a lot from the experience and this will help them go to the direction that they want in the future. The little ones can improve their skills through volunteering and parents can help them build their dreams from there.

Bonding time

There are volunteering opportunities where parents can work side by side with their kids. These kinds of program even make kids more excited as they will share memorable moments with their dad and mom. Kids will also gain more confidence as they know they are doing something worthwhile.

Make it a routine for the family

Parents can encourage volunteerism in the family by making it a part of the family’s schedule. It should be a family decision though, involving the kids in the decision making process. Parents should also consider the kind of activity that the kids are interested to help with. Involvement in community services will teach them the importance of helping other people who are in need. Incorporating volunteer work into your family’s schedule will help develop good habits that will eventually turn to great virtues.

Posted by: v500 in Children,Community service on April 5th, 2008

Children are the pillars of our nation, the back bone of our society and they need to be nurtured and taught to be bold responsible citizens of tomorrow. Children are bright, active and full of energy so use their energy creatively and in a resourceful manner. You can first explain to your children the plight of many other children around them and how many do not enjoy the comforts that they enjoy. You can involve your kids in a lot of creative activities and if you are at a loss of ideas we have the ready resource of the internet to refer to.

There are a number of organizations that send knitted bags and hand made cuddly dolls to children who are sick in hospital or in some difficulty. You can also encourage children to make teddy bears or collect teddy bears from neighboring children with a Bear making event or Teddy bear party and send it to organizations who will send your cuddly teddies to put a smile on a sick or needy child’s face. Instead of hosting a birthday party at home with children who have everything, you can host a party at a homeless shelter and brighten the faces of many children and give a sense of achievement and empowerment to your little darling. You can get your children to paint cotton bags with fabric paint, host paint-a-mural events and make as many as possible and also create hand made greeting cards and pictures. These may be small things but can surely brighten some child’s life and that is surely worth all the trouble. And to top it all you will see your little kid grow up into a thoughtful and responsible individual.