5 Ways To Add Service To Your Homeschool
- Deliver food boxes to the elderly once a month. We did this for 5 years or so. I had to be vigilant in making it work for him. We only did 10 houses. We only stayed for a few minutes if they wanted to talk (most of them did). He got down time when we got home to regroup.
- Deliver Meals on Wheels for holidays. Lots of time the organization looks for people to take the routes so the regular drivers can have the day off. We fixed them a plate from our own holiday meal then delivered it as a family. It takes no more than an hour which gives Logan enough time to rest and regroup from the family celebration. Depending on his sensory limit, we may let him stay in the car while we do the actual delivery.
- Visit a nursing home. Read to them. Sing a song. Play an instrument. Play your child’s favorite game with the residents. They are usually so excited to see young people that you could stand on your head and that would make them happy.
- Pick up groceries for a harried mom that you know. I have been known to call up friends to ask if we can grocery shop for them under the ruse of working with Logan on his life skills. Most people will let you do it because they think they are doing you a favor in return.
- Make a meal for a family then randomly deliver it. I like to take a freezer meal just in case they already have something out for dinner. Logan gets to practice in the kitchen while doing service as well.