100 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Community (page 2)

— Youth Service America
Updated on Apr 30, 2014

54. Donate books to your local library.

55. Donate clothes to the Salvation Army.

56. Start a book club in your area.

57. Adopt a pet from the Humane Society.

58. Hold a door open for someone.

59. Give up your seat on the bus or train to someone.

60. Donate your old computer to a school.

61. Give blood.

62. Coach a children's sports team.

63. Become an organ donor.

64. Teach a dance class.

65. Participate in Job Shadow Day (February 2).

66. Organize a project for National Youth Service Day (visit

67. Volunteer on a hotline.

68. Meet with local representatives from your area.

69. Don't drink and drive.

70. Listen to others.

71. Write a letter to the editor about an issue you care about.

72. Bring others with you when you volunteer.

73. Shop at local, family owned businesses.

74. Become a Big Brother or Big Sister.

75. Take a historical tour of your community.

76. Write a note to a teacher that had a positive effect on you.

77. Get together with some friends to buy holiday presents for a family at a shelter.

78. Recycle.

79. Drive responsibly.

80. Get CPR and First Aid certification.

81. Don't litter.

82. Shop responsibly.

83. Don't spread or start gossip.

84. Tell someone that you appreciate him/her.

85. Hold a teddy bear drive for foster children, fire victims, etc.

86. Make a care package for an elderly or shut-in person.

87. Teach at an adult literacy center.

88. Sing for residents at a nursing home.

89. Befriend a new student or neighbor.

90. Baby sit.

91. Look for the good in all people.

92. Coordinate a book drive.

93. Donate money to your favorite charity.

94. Make quilts or baby clothes for low-income families.

95. Bake cookies and bring them to your local fire or police station.

96. Donate toys or suitcases to foster children.

97. When visiting someone in a hospital, talk to someone that doesn't have many visitors.

98. Around the holidays, visit the Post Office and answer some letters to Santa.

99. Start a neighborhood welcome committee.

100.Visit to find volunteer opportunities in your area.

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