A teen’s view the value in volunteering
there are two types of people in the world: those who like to volunteer and those who don’t. If you have a son or daughter who is particularly interested in volunteering, then congratulations! If not, don’t worry - many teenagers don’t understand the point of volunteering, but there are some good reasons to donate your time for a cause. Hopefully these tips and tricks will help you persuade your teen to volunteer. Volunteering is also great way to gain perspective on your own life. The process of volunteering can be very humbling and it makes you consider the situations other people are in. When you volunteer you can focus on others and see that your involvement in the world can be meaningful. Volunteering also helps in finding employment. Employers are often looking for a candidate who is well-rounded and shows commitment. Volunteering also shows employers that you believe in making the world a better place and that you will put time and energy into doing what you’re passionate about. If your teen is an animal lover, many shelters depend on volunteers to keep the animals well exercised. If your teen is interested in politics, he or she may want to volunteer for a political campaign. This is a great way to learn about the political system. If your teen is interested in environmental issues, volunteering with an environmental conservation group or a community cleanup group may be a good idea. If your teen likes to travel, you may want to consider giving them the opportunity to travel abroad and volunteer. Many companies offer spring break and summer trips for high school students. These trips are for students in grades 8 and up and will allow them to travel abroad to volunteer and become global-minded citizens.