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10 Kid-friendly Places to Volunteer

The Park

Public parks often require much more attention than they actually receive. Volunteer opportunities at the park can be as simple as picking up trash and pulling weeds when you visit, or you can organize a larger-scale cleanup and rejuvenation effort with the rest of the community. Just make sure to consult the local parks and recreation council -- or whatever entity oversees your particular facility -- to gain permission before launching an event. This is a great choice because your kids will be able to see how their efforts directly benefit the community.