Kyra WaltersSome organizations might not have regular volunteer activities for kids, but they do fund raising events that kids can sign up for or help out with. Most times your parents have to volunteer too, but usually they say yes.

One of my favorite volunteer activities that you can do at any age is to hand out flowers at finish lines for fundraising walks/races. One that I really enjoyed was handing out flowers to cancer survivors who finished the route for Portland's "Race For The Cure." It was so great to see the smiles on survivors' faces when I handed them beautiful pink carnations.

Another easy fundraiser that you can do at any age is to visit businesses that have their doors open for children trick-or-treating and ask for spare change for UNICEF. My first year, I collected $82 in less than 2 hours!

Check out the websites below and contact them to see if they have any events in your area and how you can help out.

National Links

>Trick Or Treat for UNICEF   United Nations International Children Emergency Fund

Race For The Cure  Susan B. Comen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research

>Light The Night.  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

>Walk Now For Autism  Autism Speaks

>Walk To Create A World Free of MS.  National MS Society

>Toys For Tots Annual Christmas Campaign  Marine Toys For Tots Foundation

>Buddy Walk  National Down Syndrome Society

>Birdathon  Audobon Society

>Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month (April)  ASPCA

> National Bullying Prevention Month (October) PACER


Oregon Links

>Doggie Dash   Join thousands of animal lovers in May to help raise money for the Oregon Humane Society

Race For The Cure  Susan B. Comen Foundation Race For The Cure in Portland and Eugene.