Short on Time? Four ways to get involved if your calendar is full


Over the last month we have blogged about many of the ways you can get involved at Childhelp such as mentoring a child, serving as a foster parent, or joining a local Chapter or Auxiliary group.  However, for many people those opportunities require more time than they are able to commit to.  You don’t have to be ready to make that commitment to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children though.  Here are a few things you can do if you only have a few hours or even minutes to spare.

Volunteer in a playroom

Waiting for an abuse assessment appointment can be very stressful for children.  In order to ease the worries and help children relax before and after their appointment, each Childhelp Children’s Center has a built-in playroom.  If you have a few hours and a knack for making kids laugh, playing pretend games, or building tall Lego towers, this is the place for you. 

Landscaping and grounds upkeep

Do you have a green thumb or maybe just an extra set of work gloves and a rake?  Many of the Childhelp community centers and villages could use your help.  A Saturday afternoon spent planting flowers, pulling weeds, and raking leaves will brighten the appearance of our grounds for the children we serve each day.

Share your story

Did you experience abuse or neglect as a child?  Become an example and inspiration to others by sharing your story of rising above those experiences.  You can also click here to read about the stories of others who have overcome abuse.

Tell your friends

If you only have one or two minutes, why not use them to tell your community about Childhelp? Click here to send an email about Childhelp or share this blog post on Facebook or Twitter!

Any time dedicated to being with a child is time well spent.  To learn more about specific needs in your community, visit

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