I started volunteering at 14. I love reading so one day at the Dr’s office I was reading a book and a child came up to me to read. I noticed that there were some other kids who was interested so I had all the interested kids gather and from then on after school I would read these books to kid.

Now that I have my own kids I want them to understand the importance of giving. Volunteering is a way to teach your children how to give to others. As we were preparing to volunteer at a homeless shelter COVID-19 or Coronavirus put NYC on a standstill schools, businesses, churches were forced to shut down. As parents our kids are at home practicing what is called social distancing and we are getting use to our “new normal” I still wanted a way for my kids to be able to volunteer. As a Christian parent it is important for us to give love to others and that includes our children spreading love the best way they know how.

Virtual Volunteer Resources

Below are some resources for virtual volunteering

  1. Bronx Bound Books– You get the opportunity to be a virtual reader (mainly adult but you can have your child be your audience)
  2. Confetti Foundation– There are tons of volunteer opportunities for kids but you can create virtual birthday
  3. Read out loud- Does your child have a favorite book? You can have your child read on social media to inspire and encourage other kids who are home
  4. Fundraise- Have your child set up a fundraise page to raise funds for their charity of choice. My daughter has a fundraising page for Little Essentials

Pick one or try all we don’t know how long we will be practicing social distancing in the meantime stay safe, wash your hands, and stay indoors.