I have a five-year-old son and live in Portland. I have been wanting to do some volunteer work as a family (my son and I), but I am having trouble finding opportunities for a child that age.
I am hoping to find something that he might enjoy while also feeling like he is really helping others. I looked into the Humane Society, but he is too young for that. I know some people take kids to help at soup kitchens, but I feel he's too young to be around people with serious drug, alcohol, or mental health issues. It's too unpredictable of an environment for me to take a young child into, in my opinion.
Does anyone have any suggestions?