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414 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 14 years ago by KikiPeepers

If you have a child, or if you had one, would you start them doing volunteer work at a young age?


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14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/20/08 - 8:02:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I'd let my kid decide if he/she would want to be a volunteer.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/20/08 - 8:14:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
My daughter is 11 and she sings in a girl band,she's been doing Charity concerts since she was 10 but she adores singing and by combining the two,various local charities all benefit,the band is getting a good name locally too.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/20/08 - 8:19:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. It starts with doing such work yourself and bringing your kids along, and explaining to them why it's important to you.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 3/21/08 - 1:40:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, probably not. I'm not really into all that.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/23/08 - 5:18:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
No I wouldn't make them do that.
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/4/08 - 10:30:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not against their will, no.
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/4/08 - 10:36:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-04-04 22:30:09.313 psyndrone wrote:
Not against their will, no.

Exactly. That negates any good the kid would have gotten out of the experience. I would encourage it, and offer to do it with him/her, but I'd never force it.
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/4/08 - 11:06:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Forced volunteer work?
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/4/08 - 11:30:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Im too overprotective.. i wouldnt leave them out of sight with anyone i didnt give a thorough interview/investigation.
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 4/5/08 - 11:16:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-04-04 23:06:19.55 MightyRhinox wrote:
Forced volunteer work?


It's not like it's a strange thing - it's the same as community service or the volunteer work most students have to do to graduate from high school.
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 4/5/08 - 12:02:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-04-05 11:16:34.08 KikiPeepers wrote:
On 2008-04-04 23:06:19.55 MightyRhinox wrote:
Forced volunteer work?
It's not like it's a strange thing - it's the same as community service or the volunteer work most students have to do to graduate from high school.

No but it is an oxymoron, if it's forced it's not longer voluntary, that's why it's called community service, not volunteer duty.
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 4/5/08 - 2:08:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
True. But I think if you encourage them to do it, it will become a lifelong habit.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 9/8/08 - 10:13:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Like Bush has volunteered for anything in his life...

Bush challenges country to volunteer
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/08 - 7:51:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would encourage it, but it's up to them. It would be good for them, though.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 2/24/09 - 1:26:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
i would give him-her to age 12 before pushing them to do anything. thats when the Hell started for me.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 2/24/09 - 9:56:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
I do lots of volunteer work, so if I ever found a child-appropriate community service event, I would bring them along. I would certainly teach them the value of volunteering early, so in their teens and adult life they would be the kind of person who would choose to volunteer.



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