Teen Volunteer Ideas
Don't miss these 5 unique volunteering ideas, great for older kids and teenagers, that will have them helping others and picking up a few lessons along the way this summer:
Coach or Mentor
Encourage your young athlete or bookworm to share his or her expertise with kids from your neighborhood, faith group or local children's organization. Teaching free lessons, mentoring or even tutoring is a great way for teens to give back using the skills and knowledge they already have.
Summer months don't always have to be lazy! Encourage your tweens and teens to coordinate a book drive with their friends and neighbors that involves collection, sorting and donating to the local library or children's shelter.
Summertime for many kids in this country means months without access to meals which were provided by the cafeteria during the school year. Find an organization near your family with a mission to help feed children in the community who would otherwise go hungry and find out how your tween or teen can get involved whether by donating or volunteering their time.
While the warm summer days allow for more outside play, think even greener with volunteer opportunities for your family that help the environment. Whether it's a new recycling or composting initiative in your own house, or a neighborhood project to coordinate a monthly clean sweep of green spaces and the local park, the eco-friendly ideas are on trend for teens and tweens looking to make a difference.
Kindness Scavenger Hunt
Host a kindness scavenger hunt, promoting small acts of kindness in your community! From holding the door for someone to recycling to leaving a friendly note for a neighbor, spreading kindness through this challenge will be fun and thought-provoking. Have your tweens or teens come up with the hunt challenges themselves, or work with fellow parents to design the framework for the adventure.