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COMMUNITY SERVICE. By: Sanjanaa Greenlund. What is community service?.

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community service


By: Sanjanaa Greenlund

what is community service
What is community service?

Community service is when a person or a group of people do something that benefits their community in some way. They could clean a park, collect items for charities such as Toys for Tots, or help the elderly in nursing homes.

what are the benefits
What are the benefits?
  • Teaches positive values, leadership, citizenship, and personal responsibility
  • Empowers students as learners, teachers, achievers, and leaders
  • Invites students to become members of their community
  • Teaches job skills and prepares students for careers after college
  • Helps with community education
  • Contributes thousands of hours of service to people in need, non-profit agencies, private sector companies, non-governmental and governmental agencies
how to get involved
How to Get Involved
  • Participate in volunteer programs such as Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society, and nursing homes.
  • Join Boy Scouts
  • Join Girl Scouts
    • Both Boy and Girl Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Eagle Award or the Gold Award. Both awards are based on carrying out a community service project.
examples of some volunteer programs
Examples of Some Volunteer Programs

Habitat for Humanity

American Humane Society

Nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization

Work to reduce suffering and create meaningful social change for animals

Confront nation and global cruelties such as dog-fighting, puppy mills, and clubbing animals for the fur trade through major campaigns

  • Nonprofit, Christian housing ministry
  • Goal is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world
  • All people can join together with families in need to build houses
  • Runs off of volunteer labor and donations of money and materials

relay for life

Relay for Life
  • It is sponsored by the American Cancer Society to raise money for the fight against cancer.
  • Anyone can participate.
  • It celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer, and remembers those who have been lost to the disease.
  • The money that is raised finds cancer research, early detection and prevention education, advocacy efforts, and life-affirming patient services.

  • It is North America’s leading non-profit education, training, and career service provider for people with disadvantages.
    • Homeless
    • Welfare dependents
    • People with a lack of education or work experience
  • People can donate clothing, shoes, and household goods.