Massachusetts – Volunteering

Volunteering is good way for you and your kids to engage with your community. It benefits your health physically and mentally and it gives you a sense of accomplishment. It can make you excited about the process and get your child or children excited in the process. It also keeps your children out of trouble and involved with the community in the process. Now this all sounds great when you’re thinking about but now your issue is you don’t know how to go about it.

Luckily for you, I have provided an article to help you with that issue you’re suffering from. Hopefully these will give you a good idea of what is out there. I will only list a few for the meantime but do consider them as options for volunteering and consider getting your kids involved in the process.

Boston Red Cross
website: http://www.redcross.org/ma/boston/volunteer
This is obviously one of the most reliable volunteering opportunities out there. Red Cross is always known to help out when any natural disaster happens and it’s always a good option when it comes to volunteering. Their environment is always inviting and they always welcome volunteers with opened arms.

Massachusetts General Hospital: Volunteering
website: http://www.massgeneral.org/about/volunteer.aspx
This is for those who enjoy helping out hospitals. This is another good volunteering opportunity and would be a good thing to put on your resume. That is not the only reason you should volunteer of course, it’s just an added bonus. This opens the door to many volunteer opportunities for you.

Mass Audubon Volunteering
website: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-involved/volunteer/opportunities
This one is for those who love nature and are into their environment. This may be a good option for you and your teenagers as well. This isn’t a good opportunity if it’s humid or hot but otherwise it’s a great option for you nature lovers to consider. Not only are you helping the environment but you’re teaching your kids to as well.

Reader or Tutor Volunteer
website: http://www.unitedway.org/take-action/volunteer
This is for those who want to help kids who need tutoring. Sometimes children struggle and need tutoring, this is a good opportunity to help them. Not only are you helping the kids learn their material but you’re helping their self confidence.

Teen Volunteering
website: https://www.teenlife.com/pages/volunteer/
This one is more for your teens to volunteer. Whether your teens are required to volunteer or doing it by choice, this is a good site for them to look at. It gives your child a good sense of responsibility and accomplishment.

Now here are only a few opportunities but if you do a search for volunteering opportunities in your area with something like volunteer match. I encourage you to do a search if these options are not right for you and I encourage you to involve your teenagers. It will look good on a resume for both you and your teenagers. Good luck in your search and don’t be afraid to volunteer, you will feel good about it and your teens will feel good about it. You won’t regret this decision, nor will your teenagers.

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