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The Busy Family’s Guide to Volunteering
Do good, have fun, make a difference as a family!

The Busy Family’s Guide to Volunteering
Do good, have fun, make a difference as a family!



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Volunteering is an important way to cultivate compassion, gratitude, and empathy in children and to bring families together in meaningful ways. For busy parents who want to spend time with their kids while still contributing to their community, family volunteering is an opportunity to combine two commitments into one. This book is perfect for every family because it offers flexibility volunteer for long-term projects or one-time events. Whether you have a two-year-old or an eighteen-year-old, you'll find everything you need to know to have a fulfilling and fun volunteer experience, from finding the right opportunity for your family to answers to hesitations you may have. The perfect book for families who want to do good things for their community, spend quality time together, and have fun!

The Busy Family's Guide to Volunteering shows you how to access the resources and information available to find volunteer opportunities that meet the needs of your family. Every family can begin volunteering together today with the wonderful ideas provided, such as volunteering:

  • To start a neighborhood garden
  • At animal shelters
  • At children's museums
  • At schools reading to children
  • For disaster relief organizations
  • For campaigns for candidates running for office
  • For campaigns to ban land mines
  • And many more!
Jenny Friedman

Jenny Friedman, Ph.D., is founder and executive director of Doing Good Together, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization that inspires and helps families raise children who are compassionate, aware of social issues,...

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