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Blueprint For Service Learning
A partnership between YouthBuild USA AmeriCorps and Mockingbird Education
Blueprint For Service Learning

Project Ideas for Service Learning

Project Ideas for Service Learning

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Projects for Service Learning
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  1. Interview and write the histories of diverse individuals in the community.
  2. Clean up a local community area like a pond, river, or park.
  3. Establish a club that helps out elderly neighbors.
  4. Research local service agencies and create a fundraiser to feature and support one.​
  5. Design and paint a mural for the outside of your school or approved building.
  6. Start a petition about an issue of concern to students or your community.
  7. Survey your school or neighborhood to find out what skills people have that could help advance the school’s mission. Host a meeting to discuss the results.
  8. Clean up a vacant lot.
  9. Create a public service announcement (PSA).
  10. Create a hotline that someone can call to learn about other hotlines.
  11. Work with your school administration team to review and improve the school discipline policies.
  12. Paint over graffiti on an approved building.
  13. Plan a low-maintenance community garden on school grounds or an approved public area.
  14. Test the school and/or community drinking water for lead and inform the local government of lead issues.
  15. Raise money to plant trees in your community.
  16. Research the need to reduce litter at your school and propose solutions.
  17. Create a children's interactive garden.
  18. Start an environmental club at your school.
  19. Start or support a recycling program at your school or community.
  20. Plan and host an Cultural Awareness week.
  21. Make maps of your town for newcomers or visitors and showcase helpful community resources.
  22. Volunteer to tutor students who need help with academic work or social skills.
  23. Create "need to know" packets for students coming into next year's class.
  24. Make reading or math flashcards for primary school students.
  25. Hold a recycling contest.
  26. Write stories about the history of your town for your newspaper or students in grades below you.
  27. Make posters that encourage acceptance and understanding of differences. Post them in your school.
  28. Learn and create a program to teach about good health and nutrition.
  29. Interview seniors and report on their personal histories, community, and stories of good character.
  30. Create fliers to distribute at a local animal shelter about the nutritional needs of pets.
  31. Make gift baskets and deliver them to senior citizens.
  32. Teach a class on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
  33. Raise money to purchase reading books for children at the local hospital.
  34. Help children make gifts to give to other people.
  35. Make care kits for the homeless shelters in your area.
  36. Collect shoes, eyeglasses, or other items of clothing for children in a developing country.
  37. Prepare and serve food at a homeless shelter.
  38. Hold a food and clothing drive for a local charity.
  39. Hold a used book sale at your school. Donate the money to the school library or literacy group.
  40. Collect used and new books to give to a hospital, nursing home, shelter, or preschool.
  41. Hold a clothing drive and deliver items to homeless shelters.
  42. Create a cookbook, sell the recipes, and donate the profit to charity.
  43. Organize a reading hour for children at your school or library.
  44. Survey your school or local neighborhoods to find out what people think are issues that need to be addressed. Present the results to your school or community.
  45. Fundraise for Braille books for the visually impaired.
  46. Organize a public issues forum for candidates running for local political office positions.
  47. Hold after-school classes for students in younger grades.
  48. Create a play that teaches young children how to stay safe at home while their parents are away.
  49. Make a flyer of after-school safety tips for young children
  50. Start a pen pal club to students in other states or countries and share their stories with school.
  51. Create a video on staying safe during the holidays.
  52. Sing, perform a play, give a magic show, host a dance, or play an instrument for senior citizens.
  53. Research your community and write a children's book with a younger student who lives in your community.
  54. Write stories and corresponding story questions to read to younger children.
  55. Create a pen pal group to write letters to residents of a local senior center.
  56. Create a time capsule with items from students, the community, and senior citizens.
  57. Organize a first-aid training for your school, club, and/or community.
  58. Create teaching aids for a nearby childcare center.
  59. Develop a school or service slogan and host school assemblies to promote service work
  60. Establish long-term service programs that future classes can continue.
  61. Lobby city/state officials to pass laws or ordinances of concern to you.
  62. Develop booklets on cultures within your school or community. Give them to the library and the Chamber of Commerce
  63. Translate town pamphlets, flyers, and other resources into different languages to help community members who do not speak English.
  64. Organize and host an event to help prepare students make the transition to a new school.
  65. Create a student-run conference on a topic. Have booths, breakout sessions, and speakers.
  66. Start an information campaign for a health topic.
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