Community Involvememt Ideas
- Food Drive / Good Food Box. Collect food donations. Hand out paper bags to shoppers and encourage them to donate while buying groceries.
- Neighbourhood Breakfast. Help serve a healthy and nutritious breakfast to children.
- Bake-off or Cook-off. Bake muffins, to be donated to a community breakfast program.
- Shelter House Supper Service.
- Clothing Drive. Collect used clothing, small appliances, toys and tools to donate.
- Backpack and School Supplies Drive. Collect school supplies and put them in a back pack for students going to school.
- Volunteer Fair. Hold an event or presentation to promote volunteerism in the community.
- Share perspectives. Hold a roundtable discussion on individual perspectives of community services available to them.
- Family Storytelling. A family event to promote literacy, activities arranged for toddlers to adults.
- Block Parent Pamphlets. Prepare marketing materials and deliver to neighbourhoods.
- Anti-Bullying Awareness. Perform skits and educate about the harms of bullying.
- Talent Show. Showcase a talent or hobby at a local library or community center.
- Car Wash. Have schools compete against one another to raise money for charity.
- Raffle Ticket / Bracelet / Daffodil Pin Sale. Sell raffle tickets, bracelets, and/or daffodil pins in the community to promote Habitat for Humanity, Bracelet of Hope, and/or Daffodil Month.
- Community Health Day.
- Multicultural Festival.
- Fair Trade Festival.
- Music & Movie Awards Ceremony.
- Bowling Fundraiser. Hold a themed bowling fundraiser.
- Mural Project. Classrooms create a mural to be displayed in school or their community.
- Community Quilt. Volunteer at a senior’s home and interact by making a quilt.
- Book Sale. Help to carry, sort and stack books. Give money to charity.
- Easter Festival. Children between the ages of 3 to 11 take part in egg decorating, colouring stations, face painting, themed games and musical entertainment.
- Scavenger Hunt / Easter Egg Hunt.
- Condom Packaging Party. To promote safe sex, volunteers will pack condoms, lubricants and safe sex information kits.
- Intergenerational Conference. Youth and seniors meet and participate in a variety of interactive and recreational activities; movies, card games, and puzzle night.
- Pancake & Ham Brunch. Volunteers needed to set up tables, serve, and prepare plates at the local Historic Society.
- Homework Helper. Help tutor at a homework club to assist other students.
- Paperback Hand-out. Make someone’s day by giving them a novel for their commute at the bus and/or train station.
- Wear Pink. In support of LGBT Youth, people are encouraged to wear pink in their school and community.
- Prenatal Health Fair. Volunteers assist with displays and workshops, welcoming participants and refreshments.
- Sleepless Night. Create awareness about homelessness. Assist with BBQ, entertainment, Wake-A-Thon fundraiser and speaker series.
- Famine / Fasting Event. Go without food in Support of World Vision.
- Change-the-World Class Challenge. Classrooms research and prepare an information booth for a non-profit organization or a social issue.
- Fence Painting.
- Disabled People’s Campaign. Educate the public about sports and recreational programs for the disabled.
- Fashion Show. Bring together community cultures and have a potluck.
- Ride your bike to School Day. Bike rally or Cycling Tour at lunch or after school. Offer bike tune-up and repair services, or “paint shop.”
- Painting Over Graffiti. Organize after school party to paint over community or school graffiti.
- Car Show. Put cars on display and have messaging around them.
- Trades Competition. Pit students against each other in “trades” challenges that involve school curriculum skills.
- Marketing/Branding Competition. To design flyers, posters, website.
- Senior’s visit. Provide entertainment, help plant a community garden, have a tea party, read, bring your pets, teach them how to use the computer, email and surf the internet, create a “TV Show” of the event or for seniors to share their life stories as a keepsake
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