Social service is something that everyone should engage in. people are often so busy and caught up in their own lives that they forget to lend a helping hand and we really do need more kindness in the world. Today, many schools have introduced social service as part of their co-curricular activities. This is done in part to teach students to give back to society but is also occasionally only fulfilled so that it boosts student’s college applications. Either way of you end up doing some good in the world then it cannot really be a bad thing. Here are some ideas for projects that your class can undertake.
Volunteer your time
Volunteering your time is never a bad thing. There are plenty of options for volunteering. You could volunteer at a hospital to deliver mail to patients or even volunteer at an elder’s home a few days of the month. Elder’s homes can be sad and lonely places. Most residents have been placed there because their families are too busy to look after them or because they have no family left. All they want is someone to talk to and spending some time with young students is sure to cheer them up. You do not need to do much. Just go and visit with them. Chat about your life and theirs – they are sure to have some interesting stories. You could even help them complete the crossword or make a jigsaw puzzle. Alternately you could host a card night for them which is sure to be fun.
Clean up you streets
Yet another way to give back to society and do some social service is to help clean up your streets. Pollution is a huge problem today and you could help keep your streets clean and looking great. Organise a clean-up on a weekend. Get your class to come out and invite anyone else that might be interested to come and lend a hand. Some things you could do are have some people pick up trash while others focus on graffiti removal.
Things like graffiti removal will only require some soap and water and maybe a fresh coat of paint that will have buildings in your area looking spick and span and inviting. You could clean up using a pressure, pick up the rubbish and even have some plants put out on peoples steps and in front of shops.
Alternate options would be to volunteer at a soup kitchen or to even organise a fund raiser for a local charity or hospital. The options are endless when it comes to giving back to society and making the world a better place.