There are plenty of opportunities for community service related to children. Some of them can be individual activities, while quite a few of them happen to be group activities, or those that can be performed by the entire family itself. From cleaning the neighborhood or mowing a lawn, to helping out in a daycare center; the possibilities are endless. Listed below are some categorized community service projects for kids.
- Conducting or participating in a mass 'tree plantation drive' on a regular basis.
- Undertaking a cleanliness drive, and picking up garbage and litter from parks, neighborhood streets, nearby hillocks, etc.
- Improving the appearance of your local garden or neighborhood park by planting special saplings or flowers.
- Inspecting public places like bus stops, sidewalk benches, etc., and examining whether they are broken and in need of any repair work.
- Conducting environment awareness and anti-pollution drives, and promoting the use of cycles and public transport.
- Paying a fortnightly visit to old age and retirement homes, and spending quality time with all the elderly people.
- Sending greeting cards or gifts during festivals to people in these homes.
- Collecting old clothes from neighborhood houses, and donating them to old age homes or the needy.
- Baking some treats for senior citizens who live alone in retirement homes.
- Providing other forms of essential help, such as arranging for reading glasses, comfortable armchairs, walkers, blankets, woolen clothing, books, etc.
- Donating old textbooks and other educational material to needy children.
- Donating food, medicines, and other essential commodities to poor families and victims of natural disasters.
- Making homemade Christmas gifts, and distributing them among the needy people, orphaned children, and the homeless.
- Volunteering to teach some computer basics to such kids in your locality. Even school or college students can start up with tutoring programs to help them.
- Writing letters or sending greetings to old war veterans and retired soldiers in your locality.
- Forming a group, and sending a joint note of thanks to the emergency services, paramedics, local police officers, firefighters, etc.
- Mowing a lawn belonging to an elderly couple.
- Volunteering to help in the cleaning and maintenance of your neighborhood animal shelter.
- Circulating fliers that request people to follow and abide by all the basic traffic rules and household safety precautions.
- Form a musical group, and conduct a musical performance for the elderly, who live alone in old age homes. This will make them feel good.
- Volunteer to teach a subject at Sunday school.
- Form a group, prepare a basic map of your locality, and put it up in a central location. It will prove to be beneficial for people who are new to the area.