Reasons to get involved:
It feels good. Satisfaction and pride come from helping others.
It strengthens community. Organizations that use volunteers provide services at low or no cost to those in need.
It can strengthen the family. Families can have fun and feel closer. Select one or two projects a year and make them a family tradition.
What do children learn?
- A sense of responsibility. Children learn how to be on time, do their best and be proud of the results.
- One person can make a difference.
- The benefit of sacrifice.
- Giving a toy to a child who is less fortunate helps children learn that it’s good to sacrifice.
- Volunteering to clean up a park teaches children that there are more important things besides us and our needs.
- Volunteering allows children to be in touch with people of different backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities and ages.