Volunteering Teacher Resources
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Making Parent Volunteers in the Classroom a Win-Win-Win
Volunteer class time help in the primary grades can benefit you, your class, and your parent volunteers.
Identifying Career Interests in the Volunteer and Government Sectors
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.
National Volunteer Week Celebrations
Encourage and recognize volunteering's power for positive change!
Learners discuss the benefits of volunteering. In this creating volunteers lesson plan, students consider philanthropic actions and opportunity costs. Learners create a song and visual aid about being a volunteer.
Volunteering Requires Freedom of Choice
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.
Recording Information to Write a Report - Kids Who Volunteer in Their Communities
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.
Six Ways to Effectively Use Classroom Volunteers
Parents are often an untapped resource, offer them a variety of ways to help in your classroom.
Volunteers: Changing the World
Fourth graders explore the concept of volunteerism. In 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.
International Volunteer Day
In this international volunteer day learning exercise, 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.
Philanthropy is Everywhere Lesson 2: Creating Volunteers
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.
Yea For Volunteers!
Young scholars explore volunteerism. In this citizenship lesson, students define the term "volunteer" and identify volunteers in a classroom setting. Young scholars illustrate and write about the concepts of being a volunteer.
Ask 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
Create a Volunteer Spirit
Students evaluate how volunteering helps others. For 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.
Introduction of the "We the People..." Project and Volunteer Survey
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.
Volunteers in the Community
Students discuss volunteerism and identify volunteer positions in their community. They choose and carry out a volunteer project in the school or local community.
This Land is Your Land: Volunteering in the Community
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.
Volunteering For Others
Learners 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.
Volunteering Our Time
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.
Barrels and Buckets: Access to Water - What Would It Be Like to Live in Africa?
Students compare water access in the United States with that of Africa. In this water access lesson, students located Ghana and Kenya on a globe before reading Peace Corps Volunteer accounts of the difficulty of accessing clean water. They write a book that compares water access in America with Kenya and Ghana.