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Volunteer class time help in the primary grades can benefit you, your class, and your parent volunteers.
Encourage and recognize volunteering's power for positive change!
Here is a great way to give your class a real-life job experience, while also serving the community. They explore a variety of volunteer opportunities to build career interests, gain work experience, and help their community grow. This is a great activity.
Students analyze multiple sources and write a cohesive report for what they learned about kids' volunteer activities. In this service learning activity, students watch videos about kids who volunteer and complete an organizer for the activity. Students write a report about some things kids did to volunteer.
Students discuss the benefits of volunteering. For this creating volunteers lesson, students consider philanthropic actions and opportunity costs. Students create a song and visual aid about being a volunteer.
Students explore ways to volunteer. In this volunteerism and philanthropy lesson, students brainstorm how the early Americans benefited from philanthropy, then discuss how others benefit from our philanthropy and how we choose ways to give. Finally, students choose and complete a volunteer project.
Fourth graders explore the concept of volunteerism. For this Habitat for Humanity lesson, 4th graders read an interview with a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and discuss the impact of volunteerism. Students plan and implement projects to benefit their local Habitat for Humanity group.
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students explore the spirit of volunteering as they locate news articles or advertisements regarding the topic. Students discuss whom benefits from volunteer activities.
In this international volunteer day worksheet, learners read or listen to the passage, then match phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct words, unscramble words and sentences, put sentences in order, write discussion questions and conduct a survey.
Students investigate the motivation of volunteers. In this philanthropy lesson plan, students interview school volunteers on why they volunteer and write thank-you letters to them
Students evaluate how volunteering helps others. In this philanthropy lesson, students define what a volunteer is and brainstorm a group volunteer project to implement in the school. Students write an essay describing how volunteering can influence others.
Learners discover what it means to be a volunteer. They investigate the benefits and the opportunity cost of volunteering. They write a song that describes a volunteering situation.
Students complete a survey about their role in volunteering. They research opportunities to volunteer in their community. They identify ways in which the community would be different if no one volunteered.
Students discuss volunteerism and identify volunteer positions in their community. They choose and carry out a volunteer project in the school or local community.
Middle schoolers explore volunteerism. In this citizenship lesson, students define the term "volunteer" and identify volunteers in a classroom setting. Middle schoolers illustrate and write about the concepts of being a volunteer.
Students research the kind of volunteer options for teens in their area. They estimate the number of teens who do volunteer by conducting a simple survey. Students display findings in a paper and in charts.
Students discover what a Relief Office does. In this volunteer lesson, students investigate what a Relief Office does, and who helps run it. Students discuss ways he/she could become a volunteer.
Students participate in a service learning project. In this philanthropy lesson, students volunteer their time at a local soup kitchen and reflect upon the experience in a journal.
Students generate questions to ask volunteers. They conduct interviews to determine volunteer's motivation. They write thank you letters to volunteers.
Young scholars identify the important roles that volunteers play at their school. They compare and contrast jobs that are performed by volunteers and non-volunteers that they know.