Originally Posted by Christmasstar
It is great to do with the kids. Here they have to do 40 hours of volunteer service while in high school in order to graduate. High school here is grade 9 to 12 so most will do 10 hours a year. I so agree with you that this is just as important as reading and writing.
Volunteering wasn't a requirement in my school, but I volunteered for three years with the Radio Reading Service ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_reading_service
) I use to read the local newspaper for a half hour on the air for the blind. I look back now and I am very glad I did that.