Community service is a fantastic way to start teens on a journey that will teach them more about responsibility, giving back to the community and becoming excellent citizens. Our community service ideas for teens will help get teens off the sofa and keep them busy doing good for their community.
- Do you want to get your teen away from the television or computer?
- Are you looking for a community service project to add to your resume?
- Do you need to fulfill your community service hours for school?
Community Service Ideas for Teens
First, figure out what is of interest to you, and you are sure to find a use for it in your own community. Are you passionate about animals? If so, consider the animal clinic. Do you want to become a nurse? Definitely consider the nursing home or hospital to get an early start in understanding that field of work.
In order for your community service to have a valuable impact, you must tap into your interest, understand the cause and find out what you are passionate about.
Here are ten community service ideas for teens whether after school or during the summer.
Teens may take more pride in their community if they help to keep it clean. They may clean up trash along the roadways, local parks, lakes or rivers.
Those who are involved in rescuing abused and neglected animals always need extra help. A teen with a love for animals may enjoy feeding, exercising or grooming these animals.
Organize a food drive to help out needy residents of your community. It’s good for teens to realize that not everyone is as fortunate as they are.
If your teen is a bookworm, then he or she can do a lot of good by reading to preschool or kindergarten children. There may also be opportunities for reading to the blind or aged in your community.
Many communities would welcome the artwork of your talented teen on specified structures to enhance the beauty of the community. Check with your local city hall to offer this community service.
Fresh vegetables are good for everyone, and your teen will enjoy seeing the hard work pay off in plenty of healthy foods for the community to enjoy.
Charity Car Wash
Find a local business willing to offer its parking lot for the use of a charity car wash. Use the proceeds for a charity situation that will benefit your community in some way.
Nursing Home/Hospital Visits
Many people in these situations have no family or friends to visit them. Teens can bring a great deal of joy to someone with a short visit or a game of checkers.
After School Programs
Many schools offer a program that keep children after hours so they have no need to return to empty homes. Teens may contribute by offering to teach their own particular skills during this time. This may include sewing, cooking, computer use or playing horseshoes.
Teens can show his or her talent by tutoring those who need assistance. Whether it’s reading, math or science, you can be sure that you will help someone.
These are all excellent community service ideas for teens, but don’t give up if you don’t see something that fits your personality or interest. Think about the needs of your community and start your own community service project if necessary. Get volunteer opportunity information by clicking here.
Are you interesting in bringing your community service to the next level? If so, read our mission trips for teens page for more information.