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Ages 10–12
Children between the ages of 10 and 12 can take volunteering to the next level, Rabbi Shmuley says. "Get your kids to think about how to improve the places they spend the most time—their neighborhood or their school," he says. Have your children get together with their friends and organize a neighborhood or community cleanup day. With your help and the right kind of gear—gardening gloves, trash bags and rakes—children can pick up trash in a neglected lot, pick up fallen branches and sweep up a sidewalk. "They will be able to see their direct impact on an area that needed help and will feel so good about it," he says.
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