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50 Summer Volunteer Ideas For Kids And Teens. UNL Extension in Lancaster County. Kids Service Project Ideas. Start A Snowball Helping Kids Do Good Kids Community Service Project Ideas December 11, 2013 By macwinslow 3 Comments Our goal at Start A Snowball is to inspire kids to engage in doing good.

Kids Service Project Ideas

We also offer grants to kids to help them get their projects off the ground, if you find a service project idea you like please visit our grants page to apply for a kids’ community service grant. So many times kids want to get involved in service and philanthropy but they don’t know what to do. You can also find stories about some of our grantees and their community service projects in our stories section. Lemonade standsCollection DrivesClothing drivesFood drivesOrganize a food drive, and Move for Hunger can provide you with collection boxes, fliers, and even help pick up your food donations to deliver to your local food bank.Toy drivesBirthday drives: I really like this one because the child is consciously making a material sacrifice to help others, and feels great about it!

Donate Now. How Kids Can Volunteer From Home: Host a Playdate with a Purpose. Millions of Miles: 33 Service Projects To Do With Your Kids. This time of year makes me so excited!

Millions of Miles: 33 Service Projects To Do With Your Kids

When my kids were toddlers, we began a tradition of doing "The 12 Days of Christmas Kindness" where we do 12 days of service projects leading up to Christmas. Over the years, it's become something that we really look forward to. The kids get so into it! It's a great reminder of the importance of service over gifts. Don't get me wrong- my kids still go nuts over gifts, but having them involved in giving restores so much of the balance that gets out of whack during a time when materialism is so often the focus. The first couple of years, I had difficulty coming up with things to do with young kids. *Have your kids pick out a couple of outgrown outfits and then take them to their school's resource center. *Stock up on hats, gloves and socks the next time you see them on sale and drop them off at a local homeless shelter. Random Acts Of Kindness.

Leap Day comes but once every four years - a day that does’t exist 75% of the time!

Random Acts Of Kindness

It is truly a GREAT opportunity to take action and do something out of the ordinary. Do the Unexpected! Involve your family and friends in random acts of kindness and LEAP into to the UNEXPECTED! Here are 29 ideas for inspiration! Hand-deliver a muffin and hot cocoa to your child’s teacher Leap Day morning (click to find more teacher appreciation ideas).Secretly pay for the coffee for the person behind you in the drive-thru line.Deliver a vase of bright tulips to an elderly neighbor.Love Bomb the front office at your school with Thank You notes! Community service for kids on Pinterest. Community Service Ideas for Kids all Ages. Page 2 Updated February, 2013 Feeding the hungry, donating presents to the poor, and performing errands for the elderly are all ways that people can donate time towards the community.

Community Service Ideas for Kids all Ages

Working together, kids learn to solve problems and make decisions and successfully contribute to their community. They connect local concerns with global issues and gain an awareness of others. All this will serve them now and years later as they transition out of school and into the adult world! IDEAS to Get you Started... • Plant trees or wildflowers. • Plant produce. . • Plant seeds. . • Pick up litter at a park. • Put on a play at your school, a fair or festival about local environmental or human needs issues. • Collect items for a time capsule. • Make treats for a local senior home. • Improve the school grounds. • Develop and maintain a recycling program at school. • Collect food, warm clothing, toys, or personal care items for the needy.

. • Hold a Teddy Bear and Friends (Stuffed Animals) Drive. •Colored pencils. 35 Service Projects for Kids. Here is a list of service projects and opportunities for kids to volunteer within their community that will empower kids with responsibility, engage their compassion, and offer them the chance to affect the lives of others.

35 Service Projects for Kids

Service projects to serve the elderly, service projects working with younger children, service projects that help the environment… locally and globally, kids can make a difference! 1. Make Valentine’s for Senior Citizens. 2. Collect sleep-away camp items for Camp Dreamcatcher, a program for children whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS. 3. 4. 5.