West Frisco & Legacy West

Summer Volunteering for Your Preschooler

Posted on 06-28-2017

With the summertime coming up, you and your preschooler are going to have a lot of free time on your hands! Use this as an opportunity to teach your child about the importance of giving back to their community. A fantastic way to do this is through volunteering as a family. There are so many wonderful causes that need helpers of all ages, from food banks to animal shelters. Before volunteering, talk with your child about why you’re volunteering and what the cause means for your family. When it comes to picking a volunteer program, here are a few types of volunteering opportunities to consider when the program best for your preschooler and your family.

Food banks

Many food banks rely on volunteers in order to feed the less fortunate and are in need of help organizing the large amount of supplies donated every day. This is a great opportunity for families to work together while giving back.

Animal Shelters

While many animal shelters require their volunteers to be a certain age to interact with the animals, they will allow younger children to help socialize animals with the supervision of a parent or guardian. Before volunteering with animals, make sure to discuss with your child about how to care for animals and the reality of animal shelters. Be aware: they may want to take all their furry friends home!

Educational Services

Various facilities like “First Book” aim to help at-risk children gain a desire to read and learn and are in need of book and educational resource donations.

Nature Conservancies

One of the best ways to volunteer with your child is by getting outside and helping take care of the environment. You can help pick up trash, plant trees and bushes, and spread mulch to instill the importance of beautifying and preserving the community.

Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of West Frisco and Legacy West located in Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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