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!