Summer Student Volunteer Ideas

Summer Volunteer Ideas from Mixed Bag Designs

School is out, and many students will have extra time on their hands without all the homework and fundraisers that come with each school year. Volunteering a few days a week is a great way to keep active in the community, make new friends and network, and feel good about giving back to society. Parent might spend summer planning for the next big school fundraiser, one great way to make profits for a great cause. You may want to volunteer for local businesses that have sponsored or supported your school fundraisers in the past to keep a strong relationship with those who might be important in your future fundraising endeavors. Encourage your kids, if they’re a little bit older, (middle and high school) to volunteer to help them build up a strong resume. It will undoubtedly make a good case for educational scholarships when the time comes. Even if you get nothing tangible in return, volunteering gives us all a sense of purpose and meaning and can be a fun experience. Here are our top volunteer ideas for kids this summer:

  • Volunteer your time at a local soup kitchen to help feed the homeless
  • Sign up to read to children at your local library
  • Donate time to your local animal shelter
  • Volunteer at a local retirement or nursing home
  • Check with your local hospital. They are usually more than happy to find you a volunteer position with them
  • Volunteer at a local food bank helping collect, organize, and pass out food
  • Organize a community clean up project clearing trash  from a beach, park, or neighborhood
  • Volunteer at a local summer camp
  • Churches in your area usually need volunteers for summer bible camp, their daycare center, etc.
  • Plant a community garden
  • Help coach a youth sports team
  • Cook and bring meals to your local firehouse
  • Send a card or a care package to a soldier overseas through AnySoldier
  • Volunteer for your local American Red Cross chapter
  • Help clean up a neighbor’s yard
  • Teach a young child to read
  • Collect aluminum cans and donate the money to your favorite charity
  • Organize a neighborhood car wash for your favorite charity
  • Organize a dog and cat food drive for your local animal shelter



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