10 Volunteer & Community Service Ideas & Opportunities

Volunteering together teaches children positive values, like kindness, empathy, and tolerance, and opens up channels of communication between parent and child. Engaging children in community service can increase their participation as future volunteers, helping to create more resilient and sustainable communities. Ideas for December and beyond include: an intergenerational way to support veterans during the holiday season and beyond; a guide on how to self-organize a food drive to promote food security in the region; place to share in the preparation and consumption of holiday meals; collection drives to support food security and senior services; opportunities to help homeless children celebrate birthdays; connection and inclusion with people with IDD; among other ideas.
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