For children between the ages of 6 and10, keep volunteering opportunities simple, Rabbi Shmuley says. "Food banks are a great way for children to volunteer alongside their parents," he says. Because they love to work with their hands, children can help parents or an older sibling organize food.
Another idea is to take your children to a senior center. They can get to know people of another generation, read with them and hear their stories. They also can play simple board games or work on an arts and crafts projects together. "Many seniors are thrilled to have young visitors, especially if they don't have grandkids of their own," Rabbi Shmuley says. "Companionship and laughter from a child can really make a person's day."