Here’s how kids can volunteer, even from home

Simple—and fun—activities can foster a lifelong commitment to helping others.

For generations, kids who wanted to fundraise for a worthy cause could gather supplies from the kitchen, mix a pitcher of lemonade, and set up a stand on their street corner.

But when life gives you coronavirus, you have to make do with a different approach to helping others. One that, for the most part, involves staying inside your house.

All forms of volunteering have changed radically over the past few months, says Greg Baldwin, CEO of VolunteerMatch, the largest web platform connecting people to service opportunities with nonprofits. “Stay-at-home orders had a devastating impact on volunteer programs. So many are postponed,” he says.

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