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Volunteer class time help in the primary grades can benefit you, your class, and your parent volunteers.
Students analyze multiple sources and write a cohesive report for what they learned about kids' volunteer activities. In this service learning lesson, 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. In this creating volunteers lesson, students consider philanthropic actions and opportunity costs. Students create a song and visual aid about being a volunteer.
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.
For students who have a love of horses becoming a therapeutic riding volunteer may be a perfect fit. This short showcases how therapeutic riding helps both special needs students and horse lovers alike. Students will hear what they would be required to do and what they'd need to know to become a riding volunteer.
In this international volunteer day worksheet, students 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.
Young scholars 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 explore volunteerism. In this citizenship lesson, students define the term "volunteer" and identify volunteers in a classroom setting. Students illustrate and write about the concepts of being a volunteer.
Students investigate the motivation of volunteers. In this philanthropy lesson, students interview school volunteers on why they volunteer and write thank-you letters to them
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 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 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.
Students research the kind of volunteer options for teens in their area, using the Internet and calls to local agencies. Students conduct a simple survey in your school or ask volunteer organizations you contact to help you get in touch with those who volunteer in your area. Students write a feature article about teen volunteers in your community.
Parents are often an untapped resource, offer them a variety of ways to help in your classroom.
Reward your pupils for volunteering in class. This editable PDF certificate allows you to type in the recipient's name, the reason for the award, the date, and the teacher name and title. The award is great for reinforcing positive classroom behavior!
Practice public speaking in this oral presentation lesson. Middle schoolers list the characteristics of a powerful speaker. They watch a video of two speakers, compare them and discuss the qualities of a good speech. Afterwards, they prepare and present a 10 minute speech about volunteering for a philanthropic organization.
Young scholars brainstorm a list of things they can do to help people in their community or at school. Using construction paper, they design and create a coupon book to give to others for them to use when they need help. To end the lesson, they pass them to those in their community.
Students discuss various volunteer activities and read how New York City organizes its volunteer efforts. They create their own databases compiling volunteer opportunities and write reflective essays on how volunteers help their communities.

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