THE VIRTUE OF VOLUNTEERING
Woman's Day Australia|November 1 2021
Encourage your offspring to give back
Zoe Snell

Taking time out to help others is beneficial, not just for those on the receiving end, but for those sharing their kindness as well. This isn’t restricted to adults either, with kids able to help in their own way.

Carole Schlessinger, co-founder of Kids Giving Back – an organization that provides age-appropriate volunteering opportunities – explains how this can be a great way for children to develop a deeper sense of self.

BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

The feel-good elements of selfless acts include being part of a community, learning new skills, and combating feelings of isolation. Volunteering can also help give children perspective and understanding outside their own situation.

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