Most teenagers would love to have part-time jobs and earn money, it gives them a sense of independence, responsibility, autonomy, plus teaches them valuable life skills and much more. However these days it’s just not legally possible for them, and most organisations I’ve spoken to are reluctant to take them on even as volunteers due to safeguarding concerns and endless red tape.
Recently, my daughter and I went on our annual pilgrimage to the Rosamund Community Garden Open Day in Guildford, which includes apple pressing, plus eating homemade soup, bread, and cakes.
We both absolutely love it and particularly enjoy chatting to John who has a magical calm and kind presence with us all.
She decided that she’s keen to do some volunteering there for her Duke of Edinburgh Award, so it’s hopefully going to be possible if I’m on-site too, pottering about in a polytunnel or shed. Volunteering will be rewarding, maybe more so than earning money. What do you think?
Below are 8 reasons to volunteer which I’ve investigated and mapped in Thortspace:
What might you add to this list?
Jane “Investigates” Tyson:
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