SERVICE PROJECTS for KIDS
“If you think
you are too small to have an impact—
think of going to bed with a
mosquito in the room.”
1) Tell each organization what you would like to do.
2) Ask if the project will be helpful, or if they have another suggestion.
- Volunteering from a young age helps children gain a social conscience, and contributes to self-esteem and an understanding of how they fit in the world.
- Kids who are involved in the process of planning service will learn leadership skills and start to value charity personally.
- If you just teach kids ideas or values in abstract, it may never be anything more than a good idea. When parents volunteer with their children, children put those ideas into action and will remember the lessons taught.
- Research shows that people who volunteer as children set a pattern for a lifetime of service, and are twice as likely to engage in service later in life. They will also have a higher sense that they can make a difference.