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What are some good places for kids to volunteer?

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Suitable places for kids to volunteer include libraries, children's hospitals, nursing homes, animal shelters, and local public works departments. Kids can be among their peers while helping sick children in hospitals or reading to a younger crowd while assisting in a library.

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Kids help keep their favorite parks clean by volunteering with public works departments to pick up debris or plant greenery. At nursing or retirement homes, kids can volunteer their time as substitute grandchildren to the elderly.

Non-traditional ways for kids to volunteer include participating in fundraisers that donate proceeds to various organizations. Kids can also volunteer their time and resources through toy drives, food drives or pet adoption drives. They can shop for families in need during the holiday season through programs such as Angel Tree with the Salvation Army.

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