There are so many benefits to volunteering

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Simone Bernstein created the nonprofit organization Volunteer Nation to help connect youth with volunteer opportunities within their communities and to help empower young people to make a positive difference in the world.

Bernstein shares, “It’s important for a kid to realize that when they’re young they can give back and they can make a difference. And I wanted to allow other youth to be able to find those opportunities by creating an online database.”

The database is filled with more than 7,500 opportunities that young people can connect with. Volunteer Nation is not only based on providing opportunities online, but also allowing younger children to participate in service projects, since these younger children may not be old enough to volunteer.

The nonprofit organization aims to teach children that they have the power to help make the world a better place for all of us.

NBC News, 10/7/13

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