30 Service Ideas for Kids
Updated: Oct 18, 2022
Looking for service projects or missions ideas for your kids? Try some of these!
(To download this list as a handout you can give to your students, scroll to the bottom of the page)
Collect and deliver food to the local food bank
Write and send letters to our troops
Make and deliver cards to nursing home residents
Volunteer to read to younger kids at a local educational program
Pass out invite cards to church or to Kids Church
Teach a Bible Study
Volunteer to help clean the church
Fill a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child or choose an Angel Tree child (during Christmastime)
Participate in a fundraiser for a cause you support (host a yard sale, run a lemonade stand, volunteer at a 5k, etc.)
Volunteer for an organization of your choice
Volunteer to help out during Kids Church
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.
Make a card for someone to let them know you care about them
Go outside and pick up litter (remember to wear gloves!)
Volunteer to do yard work or other errands for a person in need
Deliver cookies or another treat to local law enforcement officers or firefighters
Take food or water to homeless people
Make blankets or chew toys to give to an animal shelter (you can find instructions online)
Introduce yourself to another kid at church or at the park (or another place) and invite them to come play with you
Donate one or more of your toys to a local children’s hospital or shelter
Organize and participate in a game night at a senior center
Decorate paper lunch bags for Meals on Wheels
Bake cookies and deliver them to a person of your choice
Decorate a duffel bag for foster youth
Make a no-sew blanket for Project Linus
Ask if there are any projects that need to be done at the church or at your school
Help your siblings (or parents) with their chores—above and beyond your own
Is there an area of ministry within the church that you would like to serve? Ask what needs to be done in that area.
Google “service projects for kids” (with your parents’ permission) to find more opportunities!
Can’t find an organization that supports a cause you care about? Start your own! Talk to your parents and/or teacher about your idea!