Please add any great ideas you would like to share with the CSF/CJSF Community.

If you want to keep track of or maintain accountability for individual student community service hours:
Create a verification of service form and distribute to students before they perform service. Include: student name, event, authorized adult signature, date, number of hours. Etc. You may need to verify adult signatures.
If you have a form you use and wouldn’t mind sharing, please provide a link:

It is never a bad idea to contact your local newspaper or TV new channel to promote and publicize your event.


IDEAS (gathered from other advisers at previous adviser conferences):

  • Adopt a bus bench
  • Adopt a family in need (e.g. Thanksgiving baskets)
  • Adopt a museum display
  • Adopt a new student to help ease their transition
  • Adopt a grandparent or preschool or bulletin board
  • Adopt a highway (every quarter)
  • Animal literacy: socialization at the animal shelter (read to dogs)
  • Answer letters to Santa
  • ASPCA (e.g. collecting blankets for animal shelters, etc.)
  • Assist at Open House or Back to School night
  • Assist with existing tutoring programs
  • Assist during textbook distribution
  • Bicycle repairs
  • Box tops for elementary schools (count/collect)
  • Breast Cancer awareness
  • Candy stripers
  • Celebrate local police or firefighters and host a dinner for them
  • City parade volunteers
  • Christmas caroling
  • Church pantry volunteers
  • Collect coats or blankets for the homeless
  • Collect e-waste and donate items for a cause
  • Collect new or gently used books for local shelters or a school in need
  • Collect shoes or tee-shirts/clothes for those in need (e.g. homeless students)
  • Collect something every month
  • Contact a chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation for opportunities to help
  • Contact Operation Gratitude and coordinate a project
  • Contact Ronald McDonald house and organize a collection
  • Blankets of Love
  • Project Angel Tree
  • Partner with Kiwanis, Lions, etc.
  • Host Valentine’s dance at convalescent hospital
  • Curb address painting for seniors
  • Decorate doors at senior centers
  • Disaster relief collections
  • Errands for the elderly
  • Computer lessons for the elderly
  • Check online community volunteer opportunities
  • Graduation volunteers: decoration, programs, etc.
  • Graffiti clean up
  • Hand deliver cards to VA workshops
  • Halloween Festival volunteers
  • Halloween party, festival or carnival
  • Happy Hats
  • Have a position for a Community Service Officer
  • Help at events for special needs children
  • Soup Kitchen/ Food Pantry
  • Canned food drive
  • Freshman orientation
  • Christmas Toy Drive