Ideas For Kids
participation in a service project, children learn they can have
a positive impact on the people and the world
around them. Service Projects help children to develop problem
solving skills, social cooperation and to practice the values of
courtesy, respect, kindness, and giving. Good service projects
match a real community need. In turn this provides a rewarding
leadership experience for young people, and a good example on how
to follow God’s footsteps.
Listed below are a few ideas for service projects. You can select
an idea below or create your own project.
1. Help cook and/or serve at a homeless shelter.
2. Gather clothing from your neighbors and donate it to a local shelter.
3. Make “I Care” kits with combs, toothbrushes, shampoo, etc. for
4. Pack and hand our food at the local food bank.
5. Visit senior citizens at a nursing home.
6. Make a care package for an elderly or shut-in person.
7. Rake leaves, shovel snow, clean gutters, or wash windows for a senior citizen.
8. Pick up groceries or medicine for an elderly person.
9. Deliver meals to homebound individuals.
10. Hold an afternoon dance for your local nursing home.
11. Teach a senior friend how to use a computer and the Internet.
12. Organize a canned goods drive.
13. Volunteer to help at a Special
14. Coordinate a book drive.
15. Read books or the newspaper on tape for visually impaired people.
16. Organize a holiday toy drive or bring toys to children in the hospital.
17. Clean up trash along a river, beach, or in a park.
18. Create a campaign to encourage biking and walking.
19. Contact your local volunteer center for opportunities to serve.
20. Volunteer at your local animal shelter.
21. Walk a neighbor’s dog or pet sit while they are on vacation.
22. Send a letter to one of America’s veterans or oversees soldiers.
23. Organize a project for National Youth
24. Get together with some friends to buy holiday presents for a family at a
25. Hold a teddy bear drive for foster children, fire victims, etc.
26. Plan a recycling program and donate the proceeds to a local charity.
27. Make quilts or baby clothes for low-income families.
28. When visiting someone in a hospital, talk to someone that doesn’t have
29. Start a neighborhood welcome committee for new kids.
30. Contribute to a bake sale that donates proceeds to charity.
teach that by helping others feel good, we can feel good about
ourselves. After you have completed your project, think about
how you feel and what you learned. For further information on
service projects at our church, please contact Michelle Laffoon
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(908) 874-3141 x225.
project you choose, have fun!
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