It's very important to me that our kids are introduced to volunteer opportunities. Whether it’s a random act of kindness (such as helping someone take back their grocery cart) or a long-term commitment with a local charity, volunteer work teaches them so much!
But I do admit there are challenges when you want to volunteer as a family. Some organizations don't allow children to participate in projecs due to a variety of reasons. And then there’s the schedule – trying to find a time when everyone in the family can participate in the same volunteer project.
With the school year beginning, we like to look for projects that we can do from home and especially things that the kids can take on as "a project of their own".
One of the best ways we've found for kids to make a postive impact is the Box Tops for Education™ program! It's the perfect opportunity for kids in elementary and middle school to take the lead on a project that will help others and it's something any family can easily do at home.