July 26, 2012 12:45am CST
Hey there mylotters, I just wanted some suggestions from you guys on what to do with the children at orphanages and and children with cancer. Im planning to volunteer for them and a lot of them require me to interact with them. I want to be their friends and not another visitor. I want have fun with them. Any ideas of what activities i should do with them? Something that could be memorable? Thank you guys so much.
26 Jul 12
It is good that you have the heart to take part in volunteering work. what this kids need is not present or sweets, they need attention. watch a fun cartoon film together, and then spent time afterwards with them talking about what you watched, which character they like, and such. kids also like doing things. prepare the ingredient for sandwich or simple cake, and spent time with them making it. then you can enjoy the sandwich together with them. bringing them to theme parks is what usually volunteers organization do, but i think sometimes it is too expnsive. instead, brought them to nearby park, and play with them, not just drive them there and left them to play with themselves.
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26 Jul 12
Those are wonderful suggestions. Im just asking...any suggestions if like...they are teenagers instead of kids? Im not every old myself so i thought of something i would do with my best friend. But usually, with my best friend...we do extreme adrenaline activities and i don't think that will be suitable for teenagers with cancer....
30 Jul 12
yeah, i agree about that adrenalin thing we do with buddies. Of course, dangerous activities like river rafting is unsuited for teenage patient, but a bowling or football match will do. As long as the kids know their limit and stop playing when they feel unhealthy. i watched a group of kids patient, ( not all are cancer patient, but some got other disease) played paintball war happily, with parents and nurses on standby, in case something happened. well, they didn't play as active as healthy kid, but the important thing is they enjoyed it. one of them are even on wheelchair, and he was given the task of guarding the 'castle'.
• Pune, India
20 Mar 13
Hi, You are nice person as you are willing to help small children who are needy. You can give them some food items to eat and give some story books to read, tell them some stories, gift some DVDs which are funny to watch and have some morals. Try to give them happiness as you can. My son also go to visit some such institutions or schools so that these children can get happiness in their life.
29 Jul 12
What a sweet person, people like you make this world better, thank you! I am not good with kids at all, I volunteered for a time to find that out but I volunteered longer, years actually in elderly home and do what your heart tell you, if you feel the impulse you were born to work with children
26 Jul 12
If you have an association and you are fully funded by someone, you may treat the kids in a bazaar or fair, treat them as your son or daughthers or better yet, as sistyers and brothers. They will surely enjoy the "play" things in that place. Ferris wheel,roller coaster (though not the scary ones), lots of balloons, ice cream. That could be a memorable event in their lives. Thanks and Good luck.
26 Jul 12
Good to hear that you are interested in volunteering activities, i admire you for this noble thoughts. Social volunteers are doing a great job to the society. They are helping the poor and disabled persons as well as the kids in the orphanage and the elders in the home. This kind of volunteers are really deserved for our admiration. Mostly youngsters are doing this kind of volunteering activities and try their maximum to help the kids and elders who are living in the home. This kind of volunteers mingle with the orphanage kids and have a good friendship with them. They are moving smoothly with the elders like their son and do a lot of help to them. Some persons will donate food and money to the charity and orphanage on their b'day and other important occasions. A lot of people in the home and orphanage will get benefits with this kind of donations. Volunteers also do a lot of public jobs and try their maximum to do most of the social works. The volunteers really give a great comfort to this kind of people who are longing for love and affection. As a volunteer i will go to the charity and orphanage once in a while and have fun with the kids and offer sweets and food to them. This kind of activities will give satisfaction to me. Really i will get more happiness while seeing the cute smile in the kids face and the fulfillment in the elders face.
26 Jul 12
I think, an entertainment by rendering a mini-party, so they can participate such as singing, dancing, games.. you may also share with them an inspirational stories.. that despite of their conditions you can make them happy.. and let them share their stories too. So you can give them advices with what they were going through, and encourage them that there's a good life awaits them.