Looking for age-appropriate volunteer ideas for kids? You’ve come to the right place. Just as kids can do some type of household chore at every age, kids can also volunteer in some capacity at every age. Learning to volunteer alongside their parents at a young age helps children become adults who are caring and involved members of their communities. Volunteering teaches kids compassion and empathy for others while simultaneously building their confidence and self-worth. Making a tangible difference in the lives of others gives children an early sense of purpose that will serve them well into adulthood.
If you struggle to find age-appropriate volunteer opportunities, reach out to a local church or nonprofit organization. They can probably point you in the right direction, even if they don’t have an immediate need for volunteers. Below are a few volunteer ideas for kids of every age, but the possibilities are truly endless.
No matter the age, toddlers and children can volunteer their time in some way to help make a difference. Volunteering will teach your kids to put themselves in the shoes of others, if just for a moment, which is a valuable life lesson at any age. What volunteer ideas would you add to the list?