Have you seen the volunteering site on PBS kids? It is a great resource that goes over the ins and outs of volunteering with kids. It goes over the why, the how and many different types of volunteer work. Be sure to check out this valuable resource!
My favorite part of the website are the quotes they have from kids about why service is important. Here's what they say:
- Michele, 12, says: "It teaches humbleness, something I could use. Also, it teaches you how many people need help around the world. You want to help more and more people. It gets kind of addicting."
- Samantha, 12, writes: "If people didn't get involved, when they grew up they would not be good at working with people."
- Kyra, 10, thinks "it's important for young people to help out because it shows they care for their community."
- Jasmine, 12, told us that volunteering is a good thing because "it helps you get moving instead of sitting around the house all day!"
What do your kids think about volunteering?
How do you teach them why it's important and how to do it?
What was your favorite part of the PBS kids volunteering website?
I'd love to hear what you have to say about any of these questions in the comments section below!