Volunteer as a Family

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Take quality time with family to a whole new level by volunteering together? Family volunteering can actually improve communication and bonds among family members as they get to know each other in a new way and discover hidden talents and common interests. Family volunteering also teaches positive values to children and can help create a new generation of dedicated volunteers and engaged citizens.

United Ways across the country offer opportunities to volunteer, especially this time of year.

Learn more about volunteering as a family. Having trouble convincing the kids? Arm yourself with the compelling reasons they’ll enjoy their time as a volunteer:

  • Meet new people.
  • Learn new things.
  • Turn off the TV.
  • Help your community.
  • See the world through someone elses eyes.
  • Looks great on a resume/college application/applications to join organizations/scolarship applications.
  • Gain leadership skills.
  • Feel great about yourself.
  • Improves self-esteem.
  • Another way to Live United.

 

Call 2-1-1 today or go to www.211.unitedwaysem.org to find agency's in the area that really need your help!