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Service Learning and Volunteer Programs
This section provides educators and organizations information on running service-learning programs, community service ideas for clubs and schools, and databases for students and volunteers to search for volunteer opportunities.

 

Corporation for National & Community Service Resource Center
Lists resources for those who are interested in training and technical assistance related to service-learning.  Provides information on running efficient service-learning programs.

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Hands on Network
Provides resources for volunteers, nonprofits & government, companies, teachers, educators and everyone else who is interested in social change through service-learning opportunities.

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Learn & Serve America’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
A comprehensive site that includes information about service-learning, provides project and curriculum ideas, and allows users to share their own service learning experiences.

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Learning to Give
Provides over 1,400 lesson plans that aim to teach children and youth why it is important to serve and give back to the community.

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Massachusetts Department of Education
A PDF file that is a guide on how to integrate service-learning into a K-12 curriculum.

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National Learn & Serve Challenge
Provides information on the 2010 National Learn & Serve Challenge. Schools or organizations can sign up for a 9 month initiative and create an action plan by accessing a free toolkit online.  Each plan will start in January, will be filmed, and then shared on the website.

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Schumer’s Self Assessment for Service-Learning
A PDF file that helps educators evaluate their service-learning initiatives.

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Search Institute
Provides a link to a PDF file that is a guide for starting and sustaining high quality service programs.

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The Strawberry Point School Service Learning Primer
A primer for teachers interested in starting a service-learning project.

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Service Clubs

 

366 Community Service Ideas-UNL Extension
366 community service ideas for service clubs at schools.

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American Forests
Information about protecting and restoring Forests for Life and find the different ways you can make a difference.

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Big Brother Big Sister
See what you can do to start something and make a difference in someone’s life.

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CollegeBoard
A great resource for high school students to diversity their resume for college and get involved with their community with the possibility of academic credit.

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Do Something
Information on how to start a Do Something! Club at your school.  Also provides a helpline, project ideas, and free online resources.

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Habitat For Humanity
Provides resources for parents, teachers, and leaders on how to get youth involved with Habitat for Humanity.

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Idealist
A volunteer resource center that lists volunteering opportunities.

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Kids Care Clubs
Information on how to become a Kids Care Facilitator and tips on how to include a Kids Care Club into schools, afterschool programs, or other community based organizations.

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National Park Service
Volunteer opportunity for individuals who are interest in National Park Services.

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National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Provides resources for survivors, volunteers, and anyone else looking to help in Disaster outreach.

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Project Wild Life
Great resources on wild life rehabilitation, education, conversation and opportunities for you to help!

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Senior Corps
RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. Join RSVP and you join nearly 500,000 volunteers across the country who are tackling tough issues in their communities.

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United We Serve
Resources for participants to get involved in our nation’s recovery and renewal by serving in their communities.

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U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development
Love your community? List of resources based on Federal and National Volunteer Programs.

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Volunteering.org
A National database of volunteer opportunities powered by a volunteer management system for non-profits.

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Volunteermatch.org
A database for both volunteers and recruiters to search for opportunities.

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Volunteers of America
Application for starting an Action Team at high schools. This program encourages youth to get involved in their community and assist those in need. Provides step by step project ideas and instructions.

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The Y: Be Involved
A List of resources where you can join, give, volunteer or advocate with the YMCA. “Be a part of a cause to moving people and communities forward.”

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Youth Changing the World
Provides information on the importance of youth service, encouraging students to engage and participate in civic and political life of their communities

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