Ths is a sponsored post with Women Online, however, all opinions, typos and grammatical errors are my own.
I have always believed in the power of volunteering and doing good. There are several ways to help out others and while some people choose to donate money I think that donating your time is a great way to help those in need.
Reward Volunteers is a great resource that allows you to log the hours that you spend volunteering, and in turn, you earn rewards your hard work.
Reward Volunteers also provides information about volunteering opportunities in your area. Although there are not a lot of opportunities for kids under 16 years old available, call around to shelters and other non-profit organizations, you might just be able to find something where they can volunteer. One of our favorite activities to volunteer our time at is Beach Clean-up. They usually have the opportunities a few times a year and everyone is welcomed to help. Grab a broom, a trash bag and pick up trash and clean up sand. It is good for the environment and it is a great opportunity to get the whole family out and work as a team while helping out. We usually try to participate in the beach clean-up twice a year. Volunteering is a way to meet members of your community and make new friends as well.
Another volunteer opportunity we love is helping out at the local shelter. My son was able to help prepare vegetables and serve food the families in need. It was a wide opening experience for him. He was able to realize how many people are in need out there and gave him a new perspective on helping others. He also became more appreciative of what he has and thought him the value of money and saving for a better future.
It is important to teach your kids while they are still young so when they become adults they can continue helping those in need. It is also important to lead by example and show your kid all the volunteer opportunities you are part of. I choose the help as much as I can with local beaches clean-ups, reading to elders and hospices and even at the local animal shelter.
With Reward Volunteers when you log in your hours, you (or your organization) can win prizes.
Every single person has the power to change the world and help people. --- Laura Marano