Would you like you and your family to get more involved with volunteering but don’t know how to get started? Perhaps you worry about the time commitment. Fortunately, the Family Volunteer Program through Volunteers of America has the answer. This monthly project program makes fitting volunteering into busy family life easy. Their activities cover a variety of talents and interests from gardening at a nursing home to delivering meals to creating craft projects.
According to Youth Service America, kids who volunteer just one hour a week are 50% less likely to abuse drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. When they donate their time with their parents, they are twice as likely to continue volunteering as adults. Do you need any other reasons to get involved!
To learn more about the program in Colorado, contact Rachel Dolgin at 303-297-0408 X 13310 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Nationally, check out Doing Good Together, http://www.doinggoodtogether.org/