WHY YOU SHOULD VOLUNTEER WITH YOUR CHILDREN
IT ALL STARTED THEN...
I started volunteering summers when I was 11 years old. My dad worked at the Red Cross in Arkansas, and he brought me along to help.
SHAPING THE FUTURE
I didn’t realize it at the time, but my mornings teaching adorable five and six year olds to swim set the foundation for my life philosophy and how I would approach people, other cultures and travel.
Obviously, most children don’t have extensive international aid experience. They are more needy than the average adult and usually less able of controlling themselves, perhaps leading you to question whether volunteering with children is a good idea. Some may call it irresponsible to bring a child with you.
I HAVE A LITTLE MORE FAITH.
Children are capable of incredible things, and too often adults underestimate what they can do.
IT TEACHES US BOTH
Traveling and volunteering with Lila have deepened not only her independence but my confidence that Lila can handle herself.
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