Children between the ages of 12 and 15 will know what they're good at and what interests them, Rabbi Shmuley says. If your child is talented in a specific subject, have her volunteer to tutor younger children who might be struggling, Rabbi Shmuley says. "This will teach them about the fun involved with mentorship and will help them make friends in other grade levels," he says.
If your children are interested in pets, volunteering at a local animal shelter is another way for them to get involved. "Many shelters let kids volunteer if parents come along," Rabbi Shmuley says. You and your child can take dogs for walks, play with cats and even ask friends and family members to donate warm blankets and pet toys for the animals at the shelter.