Fredericksburg Parent

November 2019

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32 Fredericksburg Parent and Family • November 2019 Volunteering is an ideal way for children and teens to be part of their community. It gives them a chance to ex- plore their talents, and it also teaches morals and empa- thy toward others. When children volunteer with their parents, they spend valuable me together while doing something posi ve in the community. Robin Wild and her daughters Grace, age 11, and Rose, age 5, of Freder- icksburg, began volunteering at the Old Dominion Humane Society in 2018. Grace wanted to do some- thing to help animals, and Robin found Old Dominion to be the most accommoda ng for her daughters' ages. "The most important thing volunteering teaches them is giving me, heart and soul—and love," says Wild. "It teaches them how to give purely with no expecta- on of ge ng something in return." WRITTEN BY LENORA KRUK-MULLANAPHY The Benefits of VOLUNTEERING with Your Child

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