Volunteering is a great way for kids to become involved in their communities. Volunteering helps kids develop positive self-esteem and learn that helping others matters. There are many ways in which kids can volunteer their time. For example if you love to read, you can volunteer to read to young children or the elderly. Also, if you love animals, you can volunteer to walk dogs or play with the cats at your local animal shelter. By volunteering, kids learn to care about people and animals that are in need. To learn more about volunteering, go to volunteer.org to find local services, such as senior centers, libraries, hospitals, animal shelters, and food banks in your area.