Volunteering in Your Community Together as a Family

by Chelsea Ponder

It is important for people to be involved in their local communities, but a lot of people don’t know where to begin. If you have never volunteered before, it can be overwhelming looking at all the different options. Kids and teens often don’t even know about these opportunities unless they are exposed to them by an adult, so if you have never volunteered before, here is how to check out your local volunteer opportunities and also get your kids involved at the same time.

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How to Send Care Packages to the Military

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by Dustin Porter

Do you ever think about the hundreds of thousands of United States military personnel who are serving our country overseas? If you have family in the military or you have been in the military yourself, you probably already know how much our military enjoys receiving care packages while they are away. If you don’t know anyone in the military, you can still make a difference and reach out to one of our service men or women and show them how much you appreciate them by the simple act of sending them a care package.

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Building a Better Relationship With Your Kids by Volunteering Together

Volunteering with your children is a fantastic way, not only to solidify our relationship but it’s also a great way to introduce some important life lessons to your children in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. If chosen correctly, the right volunteering activity can encourage and excite children (acting more as a fun day out, than “work”). You’ll get the chance to meet other adults in your community, but your child will also get to expand their social circle to include children that may not go to their school (which is great for confidence).

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Positive Early Volunteering Experiences Lead to Lifetime Volunteers

by Emily Patterson

One of the best ways to create a lifetime habit like volunteering is to encourage children to start at an early age. Many parents are aware of this and the ways it can help reach the goal of raising caring and socially involved children.

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Adopting a Dog from the Humane Society

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Last week our family adopted a dog from our local humane society. It had been a long time since I’d been there to visit. It is quite an experience if you have never been there.

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