Childrens’ volunteering benefits everyone! Through volunteering, youth learn to …
- respect others
- be helpful and kind
- understand people who are different from themselves
- develop leadership skills
- become more patient
- gain a better understanding of good citizenship
Volunteering at an early age can create positive life behaviors. Children who volunteer are three times more likely to volunteer as adults. Steady volunteering, even at a minimum of one hour a week, reduces negative behaviors. For example, youth who volunteer are 50% less like likely to abuse drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, or engage in destructive behavior. It’s never too early to start to volunteer! Children have many opportunities to help their communities.
Contact us to learn how your child can become involved in service learning opportunities.