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Creative Ways to Volunteer Based on Your Child’s Interest

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Volunteering is an activity that provides children a wonderful dose of can-do attitude.

It helps the child understand the importance of activities that make their own communities a better place to live in.


Moreover, giving back is a great way to fulfill the high-school community service requirement.

Here are some creative ways to volunteer:

Visit Your “Grandfriend”

Children and elderly folks make good friends.


You can ask your child to visit an old age home and make a “Grandfriend.”

They can spend their time together by playing games, make up stories, exchanging advice and teaching new skills.

Encourage Green Living by Distributing Brochures and Flyers

We can make our community a better place to live in if we encourage people to plant trees.

Children can help by to printing some brochures or flyers to distribute to members of the community in order to educate them about the advantages of green living. You can get help from printing services like GotPrint to get the brochures printed at a scale.

Environmental awareness is really important in every society. If your kids have the passion to save Mother Earth, then they can participate in services that help promote this cause.

Raise a Service Dog

A service dog is a special dog that is trained to help people with disabilities.

90% of service dogs get trained by people like us, not specialized dog trainers!


If your child loves playing with pets then you can ask your child to train a service dog. Raising a Hero Dog puppy will require labor of love and tremendous commitment of time, resources, and your heart.

Organizations like Hero Dogs and Canine Companions allow general public to train the service dogs.

Prepare No-Sew Toys For Animals

If your child is interested in volunteering from home opportunities and has an interest in toy preparation, then you can ask them to prepare No-sew toys for animals. These toys can be created with the help of old torn jeans and fleece remnants.

Volunteer with Red Cross Youth Services

American Red Cross Youth offers opportunities for volunteering. It is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world that is making a positive impact on your peers and in your community.


Here are some of the activities that your child can undertake after signing up as a volunteer for Red Cross Youth services:

  • Host a blood drive at school.
  • Help recruit donors for an upcoming blood drive.
  • Distribute information about preparedness to peers, teachers, and family at school and local community events.
  • Get trained to become a community preparedness instructor and deliver presentations to younger students and your local community
  • Help assemble comfort kits for families who have lost their home as a result of a disaster.
  • Help clean and maintain the Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs).
  • Take disaster training courses.

Volunteering is fun and it will allow your kids to meet new people from all sorts of background.

Your child will learn the importance of getting united for a cause.

Most importantly, your child will be appreciated for his/her efforts, which will allow them to grow with a strong sense of self-esteem.

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