Updated: Aug 10
Volunteering helps children to develop interpersonal skills and essential habits like leadership and teamwork. It’s also an opportunity to support the learning that happens in school. Whether your child simply learns a new skill like gardening or develops a deeper understanding of food insecurity, Children learn through observation and model this behavior. When parents or other family members exhibit compassionate behaviors, even young children learn that compassion is a behavior with positive consequences. Volunteering with your children teaches other values that parents and guardians work so diligently to instill–values such as selflessness, responsibility, and gratitude.
If you find yourself with a free weekend and want to create a positive memory with your children why not volunteer with the kids? Brighter Tomorrow is family-friendly so that everyone can get involved. Volunteering with your child or with any family member strengthens family bonds, all while making a difference in the community. Ask your family about what causes are important to them. Encourage your children to learn more about the cause. Families who talk about compassion and service will help children understand why the work they’re doing is important to others. Additionally, having a conversation about volunteerism will help ensure the children are prepared for and engaged in the experience.