Get Serving This Summer!
The summer months usually mean fewer activities to track. That, combined with warmer weather and vacation time, makes summer an ideal time to serve. Start small, looking to your children’s passions for volunteer ideas.
- If your kids are creative, have them make cards for neighbors.
- If your family enjoys nature, pick up trash at a local park or tend a community garden.
- To give back at church, clean rows, classrooms, or nursery toys.
- To keep children’s skills sharp on summer break, have them write letters to homebound relatives or nursing-home residents.
Through fun, age-appropriate projects, children can see the immediate impacts of following God’s command to serve one another
- Click here and here for ways your kids can serve at HDC.
- Click here for ways you can serve at HDC (and even together WITH your kids).
- Out of 1,000 U.S. households, one-third of all families and one-half of middle-class families said volunteering is a big part of their life. (Gallup Poll)
- 80% of teenagers reported being active in volunteer work if, as young children, they did some volunteering. (Independent Sector)
- Research shows the following benefits of volunteering: responsibility, leadership, critical thinking, problem-solving, self-respect, self-discipline, self-motivation, patience, tolerance, and good citizenship.