This depends on the role in question. Charities will likely have their own policies on when they can accept young volunteers. It is usually the case that, provided you or another staff member/volunteer are supervising them (and you have any relevant qualifications or checks if necessary), they will be allowed to volunteer with you. However, this may not always be the case, particularly when it comes to working with vulnerable groups, with people who require extra care on in a quiet office space. You should talk to the Volunteer Manager at the organisation to reach an agreement on what your child will and will not be allowed to do. Sometimes, particularly at one-off events, a crèche may be available for very young children while you volunteer.
JVN has a list of suitable intergenerational opportunities for parents, children, grandparents and other family members to volunteer together. Please contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. We occasionally also have family volunteering opportunities in Israel.
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