Service ideas don’t always need to be done on a large scale to make a difference. Consider some of these ideas, then share your own ideas by clicking on Share your experience at the bottom of the article.
Write a letter of thanks to your parents or a teacher at school or at church.
Surprise your parents by washing the dishes, vacuuming, or doing other chores even when it’s not your turn.
Visit senior citizens at a nursing home.
Sit with someone new at school or in class at church.
Send a thank-you note to one of your leaders after an especially meaningful lesson or activity.
Start a book club in your area. Or help teach siblings or other children how to read.
Teach a friend a skill, like how to change the oil in a car or how to make a friendship bracelet.
Wake up early and secretly wash your family’s car.
Volunteer at a local animal shelter.
Brighten someone’s day with a smile.
Share your copy of the New Era with a friend who does not subscribe to it.
Offer to cook dinner for your family or a neighbor one night.
Pick up trash in your neighborhood, such as at school or in a park.