For a printable pdf click here: 30 Service Ideas  

This is a list I use in my own classroom so you may need to edit it to change the names of the church and kid’s program!

  1. Collect and deliver food to the local food bank
  2. Write and send a letter to our troops
  3. Make and deliver cards to nursing home residents
  4. Volunteer to read to younger kids at a local educational program
  5. Pass out invite cards to church or Kids Quest
  6. Teach a Bible Study
  7. Volunteer to help clean the church or school
  8. Fill a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child or choose an Angel Tree child (during Christmastime)
  9. Participate in a fundraiser for a cause you support (host a yardsale, run a lemonade stand, volunteer at a 5k, etc.)
  10. Volunteer for an organization of your choice
  11. Volunteer to help at Kids Quest
  12. Find someone who needs prayer. Tell them you’ll be praying for them and then commit yourself to praying for them every day for at least a week.
  13. Make a card for someone to let them know you care about them
  14. Go outside and pick up litter (remember to wear gloves!)
  15. Volunteer to do yard work or other errands for a person in need
  16. Deliver cookies or another treat to local law enforcement officers or firefighters
  17. Take food or water to homeless people
  18. Make a blanket or chew toy to give to an animal shelter (you can find instructions online)
  19. Introduce yourself to another kid at church or at the park (or another place) and invite them to come play with you
  20. Donate one or more of your toys to a local children’s hospital or shelter
  21. Organize and participate in a game night at a senior center
  22. Decorate paper lunch bags for Meals on Wheels
  23. Bake cookies and deliver them to a person of your choice
  24. Decorate a duffel bag for foster youth
  25. Make a no-sew blanket for Project Linus
  26. Ask if there are any projects that need done for the schoo
  27. Help your siblings (or parents) with their chores—above and beyond your own
  28. Is there an area of ministry within Calvary Life Church that you would like to serve in? Ask what needs to be done in that area.
  29. Google “service projects for kids” (with your parents’ permission) to find more opportunities!
  30. Can’t find an organization that supports a cause you care about? Start your own! Talk to your parents and supervisor about your idea!