It only takes one person to make a difference to someone else’s life
Volunteering immerses our children in real life, helping others and interacting with people from all walks of life. In volunteering our children discover their own strengths and qualities, and use these to help others. Some consider it a preventive ingredient to balance our children from the materialistic consumer world we live in.
Volunteering is a two way street, giving children and their families an opportunity to change lives, including their own.
As our children mature they will come to fully appreciate the value of volunteering, and to understand what they have given, and what they in turn have received.
Kids discover inner strengths and life skills when they volunteer. Teamwork, cooperation, tolerance and problem solving help them to cope with the daily challenges they encounter in their own lives.
Children learn what it means to be a valued member of a community. Growing into adulthood with a greater sense of social responsibility makes children more likely to volunteer throughout their lives.
Volunteering gives kids the chance to meet a range of different people from totally different backgrounds, and to make new friends. It enhances kids’ emotional development and fosters socializing and communication skills.
Family volunteering is a powerful bonding experience that creates life long memories.
Family volunteering can involve your whole family, or just some family members. Any combination works!
Kids’ involvement in service to others brings out their sense of self worth, giving them the understanding that they do have something to contribute to society.
Volunteering encourages kids to do things they’re good at, as well as things they want to learn about.
Our children need time, not stuff
The acquisition of computer games is paramount, and kids spend endless hours each day engaged in virtual worlds.
Cyber bullying, the power of marketing aiming to seduce our children at every turn with rampant materialism, and concerns about body image both amongst boys and girls are just a few of the challenges our children face daily. Under huge pressure, their anxiety levels are growing, leaving parents largely at a loss and equally anxious.
The freedoms our children experience leave them more vulnerable and more in need of structure than ever before.