Easy Volunteer Activities for Kids

New Kid Comrade

With the New Kid Comrade activity, kids can lighten the load for a new student in their class. Being new to a school is always hard, but this easy activity isn't. It's a great way for kids to learn how to reach out.

What You'll Need:

  • A warm smile
  • Friendly questions

How to Be a New Kid Comrade:

Moving to a new town and a new school is never easy. But kids can help. The next time a new student enrolls in class, have your child volunteer to show the student around the school.

Kids can introduce new students to all their friends. Have new students sit with them at lunch. Invite new students to play with their friends at recess.

It also helps to ask a few friendly questions: "Where did you live before you moved? Do you have any brothers or sisters? Do you have any pets? What's your favorite after-school hobby?"

All this will make a very difficult day a little easier for a nervous new student. A new friend might even be made along the way!

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