This month our middle and high school groups have each worked to help make this a community where no one goes hungry.
Our High School youth joined with adult members of OUUC to serve dinner at the Community Kitchen. This is a fantastic way to directly serve and welcome folks in for a warm meal.
Our Middle School youth volunteered at the Food Bank, helping to sort and pack the food for the Thanksgiving boxes. We were given the job of produce, and spent two hours working as fast as we could to put apples, potatoes, and onions in bags – it was a workout!
This was our way of sharing our abundance this month.
Interested in volunteering with your kids?
1. Here are some good tips about volunteering with children, from PBS Kids.
2. Many local organizations have age restrictions, but families can sometimes volunteer together. If you volunteer anywhere, ask if your kids could come along with you.
3. My favorite local organization for kid-friendly volunteering is Stream Team. Also, remember that kids can volunteer at church!
4. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity for a certain age group or interest-area, Volunteer Match is a very useful tool.
The effort you make now to sow the seeds of compassion and caring in your kids can make a big difference in their lives!