Can you provide some examples of community service options for children under 15 especially during cold weather?Volunteering to work at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter is especially appropriate in the cold weather because it helps the kids appreciate what other less fortunate people endure when the weather is cold.
Reshelving books at the public library or volunteering at the senior center playing games or doing crafts with the seniors or teaching them the basics of using a computer for word processing, surfing the Internet, using e-mail or Skype, have also been popular activities. The seniors seem to enjoy learning these skills and the children, for whom it is second nature, seem to like it as well.
Asking the children what they would like to do is another option. Community service should be viewed as giving back to the community, not punishment.
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