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Involving Children and Parents into Micro-volunteering

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The most vivid example of children involved in micro-volunteering is Freerice, a successful non-profit website based on the World Food Program. The main aim is to end hunger in the world. And with the fun English learning game, kids can participate in donating 10 grains of rice of each correct answer.

To keep children occupied during the holidays, there’s an everyday growing list of micro-volunteering activities for summer.

With the invasively increasing popularity of social media, children are spending more time on networks. Vectoring their energy to the micro-volunteering groups can be another chance to make a successful impulse for the next generations.

Mary Barnard, Aurora resident and the first McCarty Elementary volunteer to be recognized, confessed that volunteering brings her so much pleasure: “I have fun interacting with the students, teachers and other parents and have made many friends.” And those who know her well say that her approach is contagious.

Help from seniors section on HelpFromHome suggests a wide range of activities for senior people, such as advocacy, science and research, arts and culture, animal welfare, etc.

Public speaking

The Children’s Society, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada), Help 4 Non-Profit and many more organizations have already enlisted public speaking into their volunteering campaigns. The Aurora University School of Business and Public Policy and the Center for Adult and Graduate Studies hosted the panel and the session of questions and answers.

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