Community service is a great way to give up your time for others. There are so many places you can volunteer throughout your community. Here are some ways you can help:

At soup kitchens, you can make food for the poor. It’s a fun thing to do if you enjoy cooking, but don’t forget to clean up afterward. You would be able to help pass/serve out food to the people. This simple task means more than you might think for the people receiving the food.

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At nursing homes, you can talk to the residents, since they really don’t get many visitors. They love kids. We think it’s because we’re young and it makes them feel young just being next to us. When we went to a nursing home, we performed on our instruments for them and they really enjoyed it.

You can even volunteer at your church or religious service. You can help teach a younger class with the teacher. Maybe you can sing in the choir or help out at a fundraiser.

In schools, there are many clubs you can join for community service. Some clubs in our school include S.O.A.R. and One World Youth Club. S.O.A.R. stands for Support Our Autism Rainbow. This club allows you to play and help kids that have autism. One World Youth Club can be considered as a “leaders club.” In this club, you do many different types of community service in many different places, like animal shelters and nursing homes.

Also there are plenty of activities you can do at your local library. You can help tutor kids or help decorate the library for different seasons.