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:
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, and instilled with the lifelong habit of giving. As executive director of DGT, Friedman consults with organizations to develop family volunteer programs, conducts workshops for parents and educators on family service and raising caring kids, presents at conferences, and writes monthly newsletters and articles on family philanthropy. She is also involved in launching new initiatives, creating family service materials, and finding ways to deepen the effect of family volunteerism at a local and national level.