Service Projects

Find ideas for service projects here.

Projects have been organized by their preparation time.

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A Project with a Hospital is a very general and flexible service opportunity for all members to participate in. To start this service opportunity, you can go to your local hospital and ask if they have any projects that they are in need of help with. The club you serve can make cards or paper cranes for hospital patients as well as partake in a local blood drive.  {/mooblock}

{mooblock=1-2 weeks  Banana Lovers’ Day  | Created by Waiakea, Division 22 Makai}

Instead of going outside and playing, Banana Lovers’ Day promotes health in a different way. Banana Lovers' Day encourages students to wear yellow and either bring or purchase a banana. This day stresses the importance of healthy snacking versus candy and junk food.

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{mooblock=1-2 weeks  School Clean-Up}

Sometimes teachers do not always have the time to clean their classroom on their own, and so they always ask for help. It is an easy service project to help clean their classroom after school, and students can go after school rather than driving somewhere far. It is an easy service event to plan because all you really need are classrooms to clean and supplies to clean.

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{mooblock=1-2 weeks  Cards for an Organization}

Theres a lot of organizations that help children in need, or patients in hospitals and they really appreciate communities that make cards for their organization. After you send the cards, they pass out a card to each child, or each patient.

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{mooblock=1-2 weeks  Food Drive}

A club can start a food drive, and collect non perishable food for organizations, or the homeless. You can also make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, there are organizations that accept those as well.

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{mooblock=1-2 weeks  Health & Safety Expo  | Created by Pleasant Grove, Division 7 South}

Usually, students need to see something in order to comprehend and learn from it. Safety Center Inc. gives students the opportunity to learn while they empower others to take positive and life changing decisions.

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{mooblock=1-2 weeks  YMCA Tutoring}

contact your local YMCA to help with any school tutoring programs they may have.

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{mooblock=1-2 weeks  Beach/Park Clean-up  | Created by Coronado, Division 28 South}

Beach and Park Clean Ups are important because they create a cleaner environment for kids and the community to be safe in. Perform this service initiative by choosing a local beach or park and bring trash bags and gloves. This is a simple service event that officers can easily plan for their members. Enjoy the sunlight cleaning a beach or a park with your fellow members.

{mooblock=1-2 months  Lemonade Carnival  | Created by La Quinta (Westminster) , Division 4 North}

So after hearing about spotlight for service, I planned to combine both Alex's Lemonade Stand and volunteering at a hospital into one event. Since Choc Hospital didn't allow for us to make real lemonade, we had to buy the powder packs so that kids could put them into mini water bottles we bought to make their own. We also set up four games so it'd have a more "carnival" feel, and donated a bunch of plushies to give out as prizes. Overall, the planning and execution took a month.

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{mooblock=1-2 months  Phantom Projects Theatre Group Set-Up  | Created by Oxford Academy, Division 30 South}

In this event, we partnered with the Phantom Projects Theater Group in the city of La Habra, CA to set up for an upcoming theater show. At this event, volunteers were asked to help make costumes and build props to assist the group for the show. At the event, volunteers from many different schools showed up and everyone joined together to help to build amazing props.

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{mooblock=1-2 months  Clean ups}

Beach and Park Clean Ups are important because they create a cleaner environment for kids and the community to be safe in. Perform this service initiative by choosing a local beach or park and bring trash bags and gloves. This is a simple service event that officers can easily plan for their members. Enjoy the sunlight cleaning a beach or a park with your fellow members.

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{mooblock=1-2 months  Health Awareness Week}

Help spread health awareness among local schools by creating a theme for each day for a week. Encourage elementary and middle schools and students to eat healthy lunches and participate in sport tournaments: basketball, jump-a-thon, run 3k, soccer, zumba, etc. Sports tournament can split children into groups, then the winning group can receive a prize; such as, chalk, jump ropes, sports balls, etc.

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{mooblock=1-2 months   Let’s Move Initiative}

The childhood obesity rate has tripled over the past three decades, and almost one in every three children in America is overweight or obese. The Lets Move Initiative was started by First Lady Michelle Obama and is dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that young children born today will grow up healthier. By combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, children are encouraged on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Hold an assembly for local schools to teach them the importance of staying healthy or spread awareness through a health awareness week.

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{mooblock=1-2 months   Trick or Treat for UNICEF}

to how children go around house-to-house singing “trick-or-treat” and asking for candy on Halloween, Key Clubbers would go around educating their fellow neighbors and asking for donations for UNICEF.

Resources: http://schools.trickortreatforunicef.org/order (Order your boxes here) Here are some additional resources: http://schools.trickortreatforunicef.org/resources

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{mooblock=1-2 months  Pumpkin Sale and Pickups}

Thinking about selling pumpkins? For any pumpkin sales, think about asking people for donations towards UNICEF for purchasing a seasonal pumpkin. Another service initiative is to have a pick up schedule for pumpkins after Halloween. Let local neighborhoods know that your club will be picking up pumpkins for free in the neighborhood and in return ask for donations towards UNICEF. This idea earns your club both service hours and funds toward UNICEF!

Resources: Check to see if there are any upcoming pumpkin sales near you that you and other members can help out with!

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{mooblock=1-2 months  Safety First!}

Help kids to be safe outside the haunted house as well, by being a crossing guard at popular intersections near popular trick-or-treat hot spots.

Resources: See if any popular places to trick-or-treat in your community needs any help. Ask around and look online!

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{mooblock=1-2 months  Trunk or Treat}

This event is usually a church or a community-sponsored event. Your club could possibly work with your school on doing a similar event.

Resources: http://trunkortreat.homestead.com/

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{mooblock=1-2 months  School Supplies Drive  | Created by Maui, Division 22 Makai}

School Supplies Drive

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{mooblock=1-2 months  Hershey’s Track and Field}

HERSHEY’S, one of our Key Club International Co-Sponsors, hosts its own Track and Field Games. It encourages kids, ages 9-14, to go outside and exercise! To be exact, its goal is “to provide a quality recreation and school program where children have fun and are introduced to physical fitness through basic track and field events such as running, jumping, and throwing”. Start your local city’s track and field games with five steps to plan, which includes finding a location, contacting your State/Provincial/Territory Chair, utilizing the online event manager, and gathering equipment and helpers. Here’s one fun fact- this event has even produced many Olympic medalists and competitors!

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{mooblock=3 months  Project Unify}

Project UNIFY encourages students to promote acceptance, respect, and dignity for their peers with disabilities. Project UNIFY is implemented in schools through inclusive activities that support Project UNIFY’s three main components: Inclusive Sport, Inclusive Youth Leadership & Advocacy, and Whole School Engagement. Get involved with Project UNIFY by hosting a Special Olympics, starting a club at your school, or spreading the word through assemblies and rallies.

Resources: Student Guide

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{mooblock=3 months  Special Olympics}

Special Olympics is similar to a sports tournament, but provides training for life. These programs not only provide people with intellectual disabilities with physical fitness and athletic competition, but they provide social interaction for those within the community. You can either join a tournament in your area or create an event of your own.

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