There are endless benefits of community, charity and volunteer work but why should we encourage young people to get involved?
‘Giving back’, ‘helping those in need’ and ‘being kind’ are vital life lessons and ones that are never too early to teach. Parents can help, of course, by exploring the many causes and charities that need volunteers and fundraising to help others and encouraging their children to get involved and help out where they can. A boys pre-prep school located in London have explored the reasons that young people should get involved with the community below.
Community involvement is a fantastic way to teach young people how the world works as a whole, outside of their day to day family life. What’s more, it’s an opportunity to learn more about people’s differences and their hardships, making them more open-minded and empathetic going forward.
Building loving and healthy relationships is one of life’s greatest accomplishments. Despite our ego-driven culture, we are healthiest when we are connected with others through positive relationships. Being more involved with the local community will give your child the opportunity to make connections with people they would never usually meet. We are social beings after all.
As well as the feel good factor, volunteering is the perfect way to develop skills that can be transferred into a workplace. Confidence, responsibility, communication, teamwork and innovation are all life skills that are relied upon in any career. You can also include the work you have completed as a volunteer on your CV making you stand out from other candidates when applying for jobs.
For more information on how to get your children involved in the community and teach them about its importance, simply take a look online or speak to your child’s school. The teachers will likely have some suggestions and might even advise you on the ways in which they, as an establishment, are trying to teach the same lessons to their students.Follow me on social media for more!
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