Summer is a time for going outside, having fun and living life to the fullest! It’s also a perfect time to volunteer and give back. Kids who volunteer during their summer break can not only have an impact on their community, but they can also learn how rewarding it feels to help others.
We asked the parents in our Facebook group for their ideas and came up with this great list! Check out the original post here.
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Here are 15 Summer Activities Your Kids Can Do to Volunteer and Give Back:
Get together with friends and family and do a beach clean-up or park clean-up
Make a lasagna for Lasagna Love
Go through toys, books, and clothes and donate to a local organization.
Do a collection of supplies for animal shelters through Pet Pawrtners of SoCal
Support local homeless through these local volunteers: Jen Lowery and Barry Davis
Round up old computers, tablets, and chargers for the The Laptop Elf Project
Collect plastic caps for the The Buddy Bench Project
Paint Rocks and hide them around the South Bay to deliver Kindness through South Bay LA Rocks
Animal adoption organizations often need volunteers. One option is to provide care and attention for pets that are housed at a shelter while they wait for their forever home.
Cleaning up parks or beaches in your neighborhood
Make cards for soldiers overseas or local senior retirement centers
Raising money for charity by holding car washes, garage sales, or bake sales
South Bay Parkland Conservancy does events at Wilderness Park replanting native plants.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy has outdoor volunteer days for all ages every Saturday from 9am to 12pm.
Donate books to Smiles by Angels
These are just a few of the many summer volunteer opportunities available to kids, there’s plenty more!
For ideas on other ways that you can spend your summer break this year, visit these posts on local projects in the South Bay:
Local charities that accept in kind donations