This presentation covers lots of ways to get young people involved in community action and volunteering. It looks at what can be done in school, out of school and what awards can be simultaneously attained.
School councils Peer mentoring Eco club Prefects buddying Fundraising Campaigning online e.g. YouTube, facebook Recycling initiatives Behaviour monitors Healthy Hut Library helper Sports coaching Running extra curricular clubs Open evening/ School tours Peer mediation Befriending Peer tutoring Running revision clubs Awareness Raising Campaigning e.g. Presentation or posters School magazine/ newsletter/ yearbook School radio station Producing artwork for hospitals/ community School blog Peer workshops Garden Gang Reception/ admin monitors Listening Service Cyber mentoring Bully-busters Silver Surfers-student led Community web/ IT training Allotment Initiative: Healthy cooking/eating Pond Project Summer & sports camps Transition Assistants Penpals Ideas for community action activities in school
Listening to children read Helping at a nursery school Helping at Rainbows Helping at Brownies Helping at Guides Helping at Cubs Helping at Beavers Helping at a youth club Helping at a playgroup Befriending at a nursing home Sport coaching Helping in a hospice Running clubs for the disabled Reading tutoring Volunteering in a special needs school National Student Voice Council Link with other local schools for a project/ campaign Helping at Scouts The Big Vote Citizenship ceremony Music/ drama/ dance performances in the community National Student Voice Council Community art/ poetry Showcase Senior citizens’ tea party Building international links through Twinning Association/ Connecting Classrooms projects Primary links/ liaison Primary MFL lessons Ideas for community action activities outside school that don’t require new CRB checks
Helping in a charity shop Running children’ activities through church Helping in soup kitchen Helping in a homeless shelter Volunteering in a local gallery Volunteering in a community library Volunteering in a local museum Olympics 2012 Run youth led workshops Engage in local farmers’ market Clean up your community e.g. town, park, canal, beach Develop local community with Community Association Link with National Trust to do community projects Link with Wildlife Trust to do community projects Marshalling at charity sports events Collecting food/ making food for the homeless Ideas for community action and volunteering in the community
Fashion show Talent show Exhibition Concert Fancy dress Cultural event Sponsored activities Cake/ snack sale Collecting cash donations Bring and buy sale Collecting clothes/ books etc for charity shops Fundraising/ support trips to international linked schools Fundraising/ support trips to international orphanages Boot Fair Summer Fete Christmas Fayre Christmas Carol Concert Festival Auction Raffle Car washing Sports tournament Quiz BBQ Penny trail Get a company to match funds you raise Sell photos Jail break Collecting online: www.justgiving.com Ideas for Community Action Events to Raise money and Awareness
Community and Citizenship Week Children in Need Comic Relief Centrepoint’s Countdown to Christmas campaign 'sleep out’ in the City MacMillan Tea Party Harvest boxes London to Brighton Bike Ride for the British Heart Foundation London Marathon Cancer Research Race for Life Save the Children Week Giving Tree-donating Xmas gifts to sick children Postpals-Write letters and send gift to sick children anytime Remembrance Day World Aids Day Water Aid Day Wear it Pink Day for Breast Cancer Campaign Summer festival Fairtrade fortnight Love in a Box Antibullying Week Sports Relief Shakespeare School’s Festival National Initiatives and annual events to be involved in
Sports Mark Duke of Edinburgh Healthy Schools ICT Mark Design Mark Arts Mark Eco Schools International School ASDAN Bronze, Silver or Gold Award and Certificate of Personal Effectiveness Wider Key Skills Investors in People Investors in Careers Junior Sports Leaders Award Community Volunteering Qualification level 1,2 and 3 Volunteering at an Event Qualification level 1 and 2 Certificate in Faith Community Development, level 1 and 2 Other awards for students and the school that can be gained simultaneously