Great Examples for Community Service Ideas for High School Students

As a high school student being part of community service projects will positively elevate your application for an undergraduate program as colleges look for students who think beyond themselves and want to make a difference outside their classroom – on the college campus and even further.

Community Service Ideas

There are ever so many ways you can participate in community service projects. Listed below are community service ideas to help you find what interests you. 

These community service ideas have been broadly sorted into categories or groups to simplify perusing the list.

Helping Elders/Senior Citizens

Community Service Ideas #1

Working with Senior Citizens Associations

Senior citizens need help in various aspects. You can enhance their lives by offering some time every week. 

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://www.helpageindia.org/our-work/rights-entitlements-programs/working-with-senior-citizens-associations/

Community Service Ideas #2

Volunteer to reduce the loneliness of Senior Citizens 

Senior citizens are often ignored and even abused – leaving them mentally and emotionally battered. You can help cheer up their lives by simply showing up for a while to be with them. 

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://www.dignityfoundation.com/Volunteer.aspx

Helping Children

Community Service Ideas #1

Volunteer to improve the lives of street children 

Street children would have either run away from home or have been abandoned by their parents so there is no adult to supervise them in their formative years. You can offer your time to help them.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://www.volunteeringindia.com/blog/volunteering-for-street-children-in-india/

Community Service Ideas #2

Volunteer to read to poor children 

Utilize your knowledge to improve the lives of lesser privileged children. 

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://www.volunteerforever.com/article_post/volunteer-with-children-in-india/

Helping the Homeless/Hungry/Needy

Community Service Ideas #1

Help the homeless

You can do your bit to build shelters for the homeless. 

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://www.habitat.org/where-we-build/india

Community Service Ideas #2

Help the hungry

You can participate with NGOs or motivate your community to help those who don’t get even one square meal a day. 

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://www.actionagainsthunger.in/

https://www.riseagainsthungerindia.org/get-involved/

Community Service Ideas #3

Collect clothes for the needy

You can organize a clothes drive in your neighborhood and beyond and collect clothes for the needy.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://goonj.org/

Helping Animals

Community Service Ideas #1

Care for stray animals

Stray animals are the easiest targets for humans to vent their ire. Volunteer to take care of such helpless animals.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://www.strawindia.org/join-us-as-a-volunteer-or-intern.aspx

Community Service Ideas #2

Care for wildlife animals

Volunteer to help in tending to wildlife – from helping to bathe elephants to conducting walks and vehicle-based safaris.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://homegrown.co.in/article/803079/8-animal-wildlife-volunteer-programmes-across-india

Helping the Environment

Community Service Ideas #1

Volunteer for the environment

Volunteer to improve the environment around lakes, ponds, beaches or forests near you during weekends.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://indiaenvironment.org/volunteer/

Community Service Ideas #2

Help grow more trees

From helping in planting saplings to spreading the word about saving trees – you can do your bit to make the planet greener.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://www.saytrees.org/volunteer.php

https://www.nelda.org.in/blog/category/how-you-can-help/5-notable-tree-plantation-ngos-in-india

Helping for a Better Community

Community Service Ideas #1

Beautify your neighborhood and beyond

Paint graffiti in your neighborhood to not just liven up the place but to also raise awareness about social issues.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://www.thebetterindia.com/61291/project-mad-murals-doodles-youth-mumbai/

Community Service Ideas #2

Volunteer to clean up your neighborhood

Begin a cleaning drive in your locality and encourage others to participate too.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://swachhbharat.mygov.in/challenge/swachh-bharat-volunteer-challenge

Helping to reduce crime

Community Service Ideas #1

Volunteer to help combat drug addiction

Offer time to help wean drug users away from their addiction.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

http://www.stairs.org.in/stairs-against-drugs.php

Community Service Ideas #2

Volunteer to prevent violence against women and children

Help the vulnerable in society deal with violence.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://snehamumbai.org/prevention-of-violence-against-women-and-children/

Helping – General Ideas

Community Service Ideas #1

Donate books

Donate books that are of no use to you so others can learn from them.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://10000books.in/

https://www.mypustak.com/donate-books

Community Service Ideas #2

Coordinate a blood donation drive

Help in organizing a blood donation camp.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://indianredcross.org/ircs/getinvolved#volunteers

http://www.bloodconnect.org/volunteer-with-us

Community Service Ideas #3

Fundraise at a marathon

Participate in a marathon in your city and raise funds for an NGO of your choice. Marathons happen at different times of the year across different cities.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://www.unitedwaymumbai.org/tmm

https://airteldelhihalfmarathon.procam.in/philanthropy/official-philanthropy-partner

http://bengalurumarathon.in/Charities.html

https://tatasteelkolkata25k.procam.in/philanthropy/philanthropy-structure

Community Service Ideas #4

Volunteer to make wishes come true

Help to enrich the lives of those with life-threatening medical conditions.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://www.makeawishindia.org/become-a-volunteer.html

Community Service Ideas #5

Help the blind

With your vision, you can help the blind learn and become educated.

For more information about volunteering for such community service projects:

https://helptheblind.in/

https://blog.giveindia.org/volunteering-opportunities/volunteer-opportunities-at-national-association-for-the-blind-india/

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