Service Project Ideas

  • Random Kid - Idea Starters
  • Katie's Krops
  • Can Round Up
  • Do Something - Teens for Jeans
  • Do Something - Environment
  • Do Something - Campaigns
  • Generation On - Project Ideas
  • NEHS' National Student Project Database
  • Texas Historical Commission - Apply for Historical Marker
  • Improving school landscaping using drought tolerant plants
  • Donating books, videos and games to children's hospital, battered women's shelters, day care centers. (Be sure they will accept gently used items)
  • Providing breakfast or lunch for faculty at either an in-service or holiday or for a particular department. Could also be holiday treats, but you will need to do this for more than one holiday
  • School supply drive
  • Clothing and or coat drive
  • Food drive for local food pantry or shelter
  • Gift bags for shelter residents
  • Anything for nursing home residents or other elderly living facility -- holiday table decorations, musical programs, manicures for female residents, or just visiting with them in general. This, again, needs to be more than one time.
  • Recycling program to raise money for whatever your cause might be -- Habitat for Humanity, some global organization, etc.
  • Service Day for many different types of service organizations -- can be sprucing up the place or providing much needed extra hands
  • Collecting items and sending them to those in the military
  • Tutoring of younger students or those in your school whom teachers have identified as needing extra help
  • Story hour at local library once a month for at least 3 months
  • Babysitting for parents who need to do shopping without children. Great for month of December on Saturdays
  • Collection of gloves and hats for needy children for Christmas
  • Any way you can help local animal shelter on a regular basis for several months
  • Collect dog/cat food to be donated to local animal shelter
  • Making blankets for Project Linus for abused, neglected children
  • Collect students and on several Saturdays find those people who can't rake their own leaves and do it for them and then haul off the leaves. Can be mowing and cleaning up yards in the spring.
  • Adopt a family in your community who has suffered a loss of some kind and provide help for them
  • Hold a Hit-A-Thon, Golf-A-Thon, etc. for a worthy cause
  • The website, www.buildabear.com has great volunteer service project ideas and they are broken down by interest groups.
  • The website, www.learningtogive.org might also provide some inspiration.
  • Rainbow Room – available mainly for D/FW area www.rainbowroom.com
  • Community Partner is the parent group for Rainbow Room and they are located in other parts of Texas as well.