While the winter holidays are times when many charities end up with a surplus of volunteers, the same organizations often struggle to find help during the rest of the year. If your family is looking for a way to make summer vacation worthwhile, why not consider volunteering your time? These resources can help you get started.
Between work, school, and extracurricular activities, members of your family can sometimes feel like total strangers. We could all use a way to feel closer to our loved ones, and volunteering is a great opportunity. Kids can learn a lot from volunteer work, and the sense of pride that comes from helping others can improve everyone’s well-being. Learn why your family should volunteer in your community.
Volunteering really is a great way to spend time with one another, but not all volunteer opportunities are suited for every member of your family. Age and ability requirements mean younger kids aren’t able to help out with their older siblings at the soup kitchen. This article breaks down the best ways for kids of all ages to give back to their communities.
Instead of taking a traditional summer vacation, many families opt to try volunteer tourism, or “voluntourism.” This method of giving back allows volunteers to experience new cultures while simultaneously helping people in need around the world. This sounds like a win-win for everyone, but some voluntourism programs cause more harm than good.
Not sure where your family can do the most good in your community? VolunteerMatch can help! You can find hundreds of volunteer opportunities in your area and scroll through the causes that matter the most to your family.
Let’s make a difference!