April is National Volunteer Month
Lets do This
April is National Volunteer Month, and April 16th marked the beginning of National Volunteer Week. This is a great time to recognize all individuals who give their time and energy to others. It's also an opportunity to start (or continue!) a conversation with the young people in your life about the importance of giving back.
Start by asking your youth if they’ve ever volunteered for something. Let them know that it could be something as simple as helping a teacher hand out papers! Continue the conversation by sharing ways you can show your appreciation and gratitude to the volunteers you know.
Mentoring is a great way to volunteer! Looking for a program in your area that fits your needs and availability? Click here to search a nationwide database of youth mentoring programs. Know a young person who is interested in volunteering? Take a look at this list of 50 Kid Friendly Volunteering Ideas and offer to volunteer with them!