Helping others

Helping others

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Helping others

Helping others is a great thing to do. You can learn new things and have fun. You can help people, animals or the environment. It can make you feel good too! How can you help?

Charities are organisations that help others, for example, UNICEF or the World Wildlife Fund. You can help charities by giving your time, giving money or giving things that you own. You can also help people or places you know.


Volunteering is when you give your time to help others. Some ways of volunteering are:

  • visiting old people to talk to them or help them
  • walking dogs at an animal shelter
  • cleaning up a park.


Fundraising is when you collect money to help others. Some ways of fundraising are:

  • making cakes or biscuits to sell
  • doing a sponsored activity. For example, family and friends give you money if you finish a long walk.


Donating is when you give your things to help others. Some ways of donating are:

  • giving your old toys or clothes to a charity that helps sick children or poor people
  • giving your old books to a library.

Fun facts

  • 5 September is the International Day of Charity
  • The world record for volunteering is 77,019 hours!
  • The largest sponsored walk was in the Philippines. There were more than 175,000 people!

So what can you do to help others?


Tell us some ways you have helped others or would like to help others.

Average: 3.8 (14 votes)

Submitted by RubyCushionGarden on Thu, 27/08/2020 - 16:51

I gave my money to UNICEF to help poor children.

Submitted by QueenFieldHi on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 14:58

My mam work to help the people they can, t talk when Corona we start helping Pepole with food and money by donating

Submitted by AgentVelocirap… on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 14:57

I clean my toys

Submitted by EmeraldFairyGrass on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 14:19

My mom is a doctor and she helps her patients

Submitted by CaptainCycling… on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 14:00

I would like to give money to help others for them to be able to achieve their dreams.

Submitted by GreenRose300 on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 12:42

I like helping others! My friends who is taller than me, give me her clothes, and, when it's too small for me, I give them to my friend who is smaller than me, and so on.......

Submitted by MissGold6 on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 13:36

Yes,I did donating of my cloths, toys and books . I like helping others.

Submitted by HelloSnailBoat on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 09:27

I love to help people

Submitted by HiYearSwan on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 17:29

I have ever donate food, money , toys, books and i like donate my old stuffs

Submitted by GoldStreamMoon on Tue, 14/04/2020 - 05:05

I have done some donating.When i was at school,my teacher said:”Tomorrow you should bring some old stuffs so u can donating to poor people!” The next day,All of my friends bring a lots of old stuffs like:pencils,toys,clothes.... But i even add some a little bit of money.I was really nervous.My teacher gives all of our old stuff to the driver so they can go to mountain and gives the children in the mountain all of our old stuff so they can use.

Submitted by IcyDiamond300 on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 11:18

I have done some donating and volunteering. I have helped others by visiting people in nursing homes, make lemonade to sell, giving my own books, notebooks, stationery, comics book,... I would like to clean up public places, save money for the fund raise,...

Submitted by LaughingBaller… on Tue, 24/03/2020 - 14:09

I have helped a homeles dude he was nice and very aprichieting.I once threw out some thrash that was on the ground.It feels good to do god things for the world.I like helping others.

Submitted by SecretSeaSong on Wed, 18/03/2020 - 15:55

I would like to rescue homeless dogs and foster them till they find forever homes.

Submitted by SecretSeaSong on Wed, 18/03/2020 - 15:43

SecretSeaSong I really enjoyed this topic infact, i have done all the exercises because this topic was a really interesting one.

Submitted by RedTurtleSea on Mon, 16/03/2020 - 21:05

I played piano in the children's hospital

Submitted by PurpleClub9 on Sun, 15/03/2020 - 11:00

I love volunteering in tree plantation .

Submitted by MissOrchestra700 on Tue, 11/02/2020 - 03:45

l love donating to the poor and helpless people.

Submitted by MisterDoctorCo… on Mon, 10/02/2020 - 06:07

Help the poor cats and dogs.

Submitted by DJPoloFlute on Mon, 08/07/2019 - 21:57

I like helping others in math.

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