Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge

Ideas for Informal Volunteering 

  • Teach a senior friend how to use a computer/internet
  • Clean-up your neighbourhood 
  • Make school supply kits for children in need 
  • Teach computer skills 
  • Organize a food, blanket or clothing drive 
  • Random  acts of Kindness
  • Shovel snow for a neighbour
  • Do some food shopping for an isolated neighbour
  • Tutor or mentor younger students
  • Organize “don't drink and drive” campaigns 
  • Clean up a local park
  • Be a friend to new neighbours or classmates
  • Organize a fundraising event for charity
  • Become a student council representative
  • Be a journalist for your school newspaper or newsletter
  • Make care packages with mittens, socks &  t-shirts, etc.
  • Write letters for an elderly person 
  • Get a group together to sing or perform at a care centre
  • Help cook and/or serve a meal at a shelter 
  • Organize and donate produce from your garden to the Food Bank 
  • Go for a walk with a senior citizen in your community
  • Knit a blanket for someone in the hospital
  • Host a dance for your local nursing home 
  • Volunteer at an event in your community
  • Plant a tree where the whole neighborhood can enjoy it 
  • Create a campaign to encourage biking and walking 
  • Plant flowers in public areas that could use some color 
  • Clean up trash along a river or in a park 
  • Read books or the newspaper to visually impaired people
  • Participate in a recycling system for your school  
  • Fundraise for an organization or sports team by helping with  bottle drives, garage sales, bake sales etc.
  • Take care of a neighbour's house while they  are away
  • Accompanying a senior to a Doctor's appointment
  • Take care of a friend's pet while they are away
  • Assist a coach 
  • Donate blood

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