Aug 31
Posted by Robby Montgomery to Youth Service, Youth, Volunteer Advice

Back-to-school can be a busy time for families, filled with homework, sports practices, school plays, and other extracurricular activities. However, it’s important to remember the role that volunteer service can play in your child’s development. Volunteering together as a family helps kids learn that they can make a positive difference through service to others.

May 06
Posted by cmurphy to Youth
Young people make up almost a fifth of the world’s population (cite), almost half of the current global population is under the age of 25. Youth hold the key to society's present and future: we are actively engaged in the development of their societies in a vast range of actions. For youth in service worldwide, technology is not only helping volunteers with developed projects and initiatives, but also it is opening up volunteering to youth who have not previously been engaged.
Mar 26
Posted by cmurphy to Youth, generationOn

Volunteering together as a family helps kids learn that they can make a positive difference in the lives of others – and that feels downright inspiring and good.  Family service also cultivates empathy and helps children learn to recognize their personal good fortune and blessings.  Volunteering together fosters positive communication and strengthens bonds in ways no other activity can.  As an added holiday bonus, family memories and traditions made while volunteering together will last long after their shiny new toys have passed into recycle bins.

Jan 29
Posted by cmurphy to Youth, generationOn

Today’s guest post comes from Melissa Hirsch, Volunteer and Youth Programs Coordinator at HandsOn Broward, a HandsOn Network Action Center in South Florida. Through a partnership with generationOn, HandsOn Broward uses Kids Care Club as a primary method to introduce service to kids. In addition to managing Kids Care Club locally, Melissa developed and launched HandsOn Broward’s first Youth Leadership Academy for teens 13-17 years-old.  As a teen, Melissa was one of the first Youth Project Leaders through HandsOn Broward.