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    #245922 - 08/21/19 08:45 AM Volunteer Opportunities for 2e Kids
    ASVA Offline
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    Registered: 10/26/18
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    Hi,
    My DS13 is going to be a freshman in high school. In our county, high school kids are required to have service hours and do volunteer work.
    I'm wondering if you know any good volunteer opportunities for 2e kids.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


    Edited by ASVA (08/21/19 08:45 AM)

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    #245923 - 08/21/19 09:14 AM Re: Volunteer Opportunities for 2e Kids [Re: ASVA]
    Portia Offline
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    Registered: 03/17/13
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    We sort food donations (ex: Feeding America), have collected food for local shelters (through Scouts), created school packets for local schools, and do things through our local religious community. Our friends volunteer on Christmas and Thanksgiving as food servers at the food shelter. We also have local organizations which make Christmas boxes, fill backpacks, and send packages of Halloween candy to deployed military. For those that find comfort with animals, the local Humane Society is always looking for volunteers to help with animals. I think it depends on your child's interests.

    If you go through an organization (such as Feeding America), you could let your child organize a drive within his community. That would give some leadership skills. He would not need to train, just arrange the date with the organization, collect interest, then meet at the specific location.

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    #245924 - 08/21/19 11:06 AM Re: Volunteer Opportunities for 2e Kids [Re: Portia]
    ASVA Offline
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    Portia,
    Thank you for your insight and suggestions. I think taking care of animal might be a good option for my DS.

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    #245926 - 08/21/19 03:38 PM Re: Volunteer Opportunities for 2e Kids [Re: ASVA]
    Portia Offline
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    Sounds good. When I was young, I spent a lot of time in the hospital. The hospital set up a game room. A volunteer would come play games with us or read to the really young ones. This might be too intense for some 2es, but might be a great place to find others as everyone there feels different too.

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