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Community Service Activity Ideas

Get an idea of what you can do at home from the examples below. Pick one activity to set a SMART goal in, find an appropriate Assessor and achieve at home.

  • You are never too young to make a difference. That is especially true when it comes to the positive impact you can have on the natural world around you, our wildlife and the natural spaces they call home all across Canada. At the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF), young people often ask us, “how can I get involved and what can I do to help the planet?” When you are aged 15 to 18, the answer is simple: become part of the CWF WILD Outside program.
  • Have an idea of how you can make a difference in your community? Apply for our Passion to Purpose community service grant! Where we fund your project with either a $250, $750 or $1500 grant! 

  • NEW - Take part in the City Nature Challenge in the Maritimes. Help put the Maritimes on the global nature scene! Between April 30th to May 3rd, 2021 cities/places from across the planet, from here in our provinces to other locations around the world, will compete for the title of the most Biodiverse City. Learn more on how to volunteer for this opportunity where you will support your community but also get outside and explore. 

  • Become a National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Virtual Volunteer and help make historical documents more accessible and searchable.

  • Virtual volunteering - Our partners at Volunteer Canada have developed an extensive list of ways you can volunteer virtually! 

  • Do you love to research? Check out Zooniverse where as a participant you can get involved in a variety of projects. This worldwide platform can see you making an impact on a project across the globe from your home. To make it count for your Service - look up projects that are people powered opportunities. It can also count as a Skill if you support research in  space, climate change, nature etc. 

  • Volunteer to help a person who is visually impaired. Be My Eyes - has opportunities through it's app (available for Andriod and iPhone) to be a sighted volunteer or help translate their app so it is more accessible for more people in their native language. Volunteer options are available at the bottom of their page via Join the Community!

  • Help your community! You can do yard work, gardening, chop wood for an elder neighbour, pick up groceries for someone in need. The possibilities are endless of ways you can support family, friends and your community. 

  • Make a video in support of front-line workers. Take a moment to thank them for keeping us safe. You can also make a video to cheer up someone who is in isolation alone. 

  • Prepare some resources to be used by the younger members of your youth group to be sent home to parents online to help them during isolation.

  • Prepare some meal parcels, go shopping or walk the dog of people who are affected by coronavirus. 

  • Skype talk / face time / WhatsApp call to the elderly neighbour to keep them from being isolated. 

  • Maintain Facebook or Instagram page / websites for a local group or charity.

  • Support your local Church. Reach out to children’s/youth pastor and ask if you there are any games, lesson plans, or packages you can put together for pick up outside the church. 
    Take a youth ministry course, leadership course or a group facilitation course. Lead an online bible study for your friends. Ask your pastor if there are any future events you can plan for the youth group (Ex: a volunteer night, rec night, etc).

Updated March 2021