Create a Volunteer Spirit

Motivate young citizens to make a positive difference through volunteering. Scholars examine the local and school community to discover ways the class, as a whole, can volunteer their time to help one or the other, then reflect on their experience in an expository essay.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Direct pupils to post volunteer ideas on a classroom blog to avoid repetition and begin a conversation
  • Keep volunteer ideas in a safe place for future reference and plan a volunteer activity multiple times a year 
  • Invite an adult from a local non-profit organization to speak to the class about their experience with volunteering
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson is the last of five resources in a series created to inspire youth to volunteer 
Pros

  • Presents lesson directions in four steps 
  • Links lesson parts at the top of the page for easy navigation
Cons

  • None