Community Service Ideas
Below is a list of possible service projects to participate in during a normal school calendar (a few each year are fine). Please make sure that the projects you choose are appropriate to the age of your members.
- Organize a coat drive in which old coats are donated for use by needy people.
- Make “I Care” kits with combs, toothbrushes, shampoo, etc. for the homeless.
- Paint a mural over graffiti.
- Donate books to your local library.
- Make cards for soldiers overseas or who are in hospitals.
- Conduct a community service project during the Big Help Day in October.
- Offer safety tips for youngsters during Halloween.
Create a campaign to encourage biking and walking.
- Conduct a clothing repair or sewing workshop for needy people.
- Distribute leaf bags during the fall encouraging residents to clean leaves from their streets and yards.
- Recognize veterans in your community.
- This is military family month – support a military family with meals, yard work, babysitting, etc.
- Adopt a “grand friend” and write them letters and visit them.
- Donate toys or suitcases to foster children.
- Adopt a pothole and raise funds to repair it.
- Trim a mitten Christmas tree to donate mittens to local schools and homeless shelters.
- Decorate a Christmas tree at a nursing home, hospital, school or homeless shelter.
- Ring the bell for Salvation Army during the holidays.
- Serve Christmas dinner at you local veteran’s hall.
- Help cook and/or serve a meal at a homeless shelter.
- Clean up a vacant lot or park.
- Start a recycling campaign.
- Collect unused make-up, perfume and other cosmetics for a center for abused women.
- Volunteer to return shopping carts during National Supermarkets Month in February.
- Raise money for Braille books for visually impaired people.
- Make quilts or baby clothes for low-income families.
- Make a cancer or aids quilt or mural to remember people of who have died from these diseases and remind others of their life. Donate it to the community for display.
- Conduct an Easter Egg Hunt for needy children.
- On St. Patrick’s Day, don’t only wear something green, care for something green!
Plant flowers in public areas that could use some color.
- Collect aluminum cans and donate the money to a favorite charity.
- Participate in National Youth Service Day in April.
- Make Spring baskets for seniors’ residential facility, neighbors or homeless shelters.
- Bring toys to children in the cancer ward of a hospital.
- Rake leaves, shovel snow, clean gutter or wash windows for a senior citizen.
- Plan a Memorial Day program
- Deliver May Day baskets to women in your community or at nursing homes
- Participate in a marathon or relay for your favorite charity.
- Organize a campaign to paint storm drains to prevent dumping of hazardous materials.
- Plan a special awareness event during Be Kind to Animals Week in May.
- Visit senior citizens at a nursing home.
- Organize a canned goods drive.
- Volunteer to help at a Special Olympics event.
- Bake cookies and bring them to your local fire or police station.
- Volunteer to help with Vacation Bible School.