Serving others has always been a huge part of my life. Once we had our daughter, I wanted some way for her to be involved. I was surprised at what my daughter was able to do, even at the age of one.
I have now done many service projects with her, and she is just two. So yes, your child can serve others no matter what age.
Not only was volunteering instilled in me when I was young, but I want it instilled in my children. Volunteering and giving back teaches many life skills such as empathy, teamwork, and responsibility.
Fort Worth Moms created a list of area nonprofits that support women and their families: “Fort Worth Moms Supports These Nonprofits — and You Can Too!” Use that as a guide for where you want to show support, and click on the age range of your kids (ranges below) to learn how to show that support.
Places to Serve Around North Texas
There are many places to serve around the North Texas area. Due to COVID, please call ahead of time to see what their policies are and if they allow volunteers at this time. Here are just a few places to serve in locally:
- ACH Child and Family Services
- Alliance for Children
- Arlington Life Shelter
- Arlington Urban Ministries
- Center for Transforming Lives
- Community Link
- Fort Worth Pregnancy Center
- HopeKids North Texas
- Ladder Alliance
- Mission Arlington
- MHMR of Tarrant County
- Mother’s Milk Bank of North Texas
- One Safe Place
- Project 4031
- Salvation Army
- SPCA of Fort Worth
- Tarrant Area Food Bank
- Union Gospel Mission Fort Worth
- The Women’s Center
Community Service :: For the Whole Family
Click on the photo of each age range of your children. You will find ideas curated just for those ages, along with ideas for how to cultivate compassion as well.