I received this email from a local mom this week:
When I had my daughter, I was still able to volunteer with her at the pet shelter and some smaller things at Red Cross. It is too difficult with two now. If you could do an article or even better a calendar like thing with places for parents to take their children to volunteer, that would be great. I want my children to know what it means to be a part of community, however small the task.
In November or early December, I always write posts about volunteer opportunities for young kids and tweens and teens across the Triangle. Check the box to the left for posts from previous years. While those posts come out during the holidays, the ideas - from cards for nursing home residents to helping out at the food bank to making birthday kits - can be done all year.
But I would love to write more about volunteer opportunities for kids across the region. How has your family helped the community out?
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