Here in the States, April is dedicated to honoring those in our community who volunteer by encouraging everyone else to do the same! Celebrate the month by working with one of the many organizations in desperate need of support.Many organizations are happy to have both you and your children volunteer, so look into opportunities to bring the kids with you! Here are a few things you can do this week in your town:
- Spend quality time with seniors in your community. Many of our elderly live in assisted living homes or independent communities, and they may not get many visitors. Stop by or call a home near you to see if they could use some music, games, or art workshops you and your kids could facilitate to bring joy into the lives of our seniors.
- Help seniors in your community with some yard work. For those seniors who don’t live in an assisted living home, yard work may be difficult. Connect with the community manager to see if you can help pull weeds or plant flowers. For older kids, mowing the lawn or pruning bushes are some other ways to help.
- Become a hospice volunteer to help brighten someone’s day. For terminally ill patients, life can be gloomy. Many are living in homes or hospitals, and during this difficult time, your company can lift their spirits. Research hospice providers in your area to see if they need volunteers.
- Find a local food bank and help to sort, package, or deliver food. Hunger affects millions of Americans. With so many facing food insecurity, food banks and pantries can use your help! Many have websites where you can sign up to volunteer with many different shift options. Help put together food boxes, sort through food donations, or even deliver food.
- Deliver hot meals to homebound seniors. For our seniors who can no longer make their own meals or leave their homes, proper nutrition is hard to maintain. Volunteer just once (or weekly) to bring meals and companionship to seniors. Deliver “Meals on Wheels” in the Milton area with South Shore Elder Services.
- Organize a fundraiser! For example, you could hold a Swim for Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser to help MS patients and their families! Find more information and to register your swim event online at SwimForMS.org.
There are so many ways to lend a helping hand. With activities like these, we can teach our children to be more selfless and appreciative by helping them understand the importance of helping others. Volunteering early on will be something your children remember for the rest of their lives. It will make them more active, contributing members of society. Looking for other opportunities? Visit Volunteer Match for organizations looking for help in the Milton area.
A successful life requires integrity and knowing the difference between right and wrong. We have to teach our children these crucial lessons. That’s why at Delphi Boston, our courses, activities, and projects are designed to strengthen honesty, accountability, and character. This is what we call “developing a backbone,” which is central to the success of The Delphi Program. Questions? Give us a call, or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!