Links to sources of information
about service learning and organizations that provide opportunities
for young people to become involved in service activities.
A Student Service Learning
What would a model service learning program consist of? This amazing
site gives the entire set of blueprints for the Student Service Learning
program of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools. An indispensable
The Big Dummies Guide to Service Learning
An excellent guide on what to do and how to do it.
Learn and Serve
A comprehensive information system that focuses on all dimensions
of service-learning, covering kindergarten through higher education,
school-based as well as community based initiatives.
If you want your kids to be passive and docile, don't let them
near this website. It'll fill their little heads with ideas about
making the world a better place, and empower them to do something
about it. Whatever you do, don't click on the "Action Guide."
Kids Care Clubs
Dedicated to developing compassion and the spirit of
charity in children. This organization provides children, families,
schools, and religious groups with meaningful opportunities to help
others in their local and global communities. You can set up an affiliated
club in your elementary school.
National Student Campaign Against Hunger
NSCAHH works with a coalition of students and community members
to end hunger and homelessness through education, service and action.
It's the largest student network fighting hunger and homelessness
in the country.
Provides information on educational games, classroom activities,
event ideas, videos and links to online resources about hunger and
grassroots development around the world.
Free The Children
Want to wipe out child slavery?
Want to help poor children in third world countries go to school instead
of laboring every day in dangerous, inhumane jobs? Then join this
international network of children helping children, founded by (then)
twelve year old Craig Kielburger. You'll be amazed at what you can
Americas Second Harvest (formerly, Second
Help end hunger. This is the largest
hunger relief organization in the U.S. Their main activity is feeding
hungry people by collecting and distributing food, and they could
use your help. Come to this website to get involved, or even just
to learn about hunger in America.
Habitat for Humanity
Wanna build a house? Habitat for
Humanity uses volunteer labor and donations of money and materials
to build and rehabilitate simple, decent houses for low income families.
Thousands of students and young people worldwide are spending school
breaks or weekends on Habitat construction sites. Here's how you can
A fabulous website with lots of
great information about volunteer work. Includes a powerful online
database allowing individuals to find volunteer opportunities by zip
code, category, and date.
This site is a good place to start
for web surfers looking for an opportunity to volunteer. It lets users
search a database of service roles to find one that's right. Click
on "resources" for some great volunteer advice for people
Network for Good
This nonprofit organization is dedicated
to using the Web to help people get more involved in their communities
- from volunteering and donating money, to speaking out on issues
you care about.
Maryland Student Service Alliance
Lots of information, ideas, and examples for teachers, administrators,
Augsburg College (Minneapolis)
Service Learning Teacher's Guide
A very helpful service learning guide designed for pre-service teachers.
Service-Learning Project Profiles
(Wisconsin Dept. of Ed.)
A collection of project examples.
School for Ethical Education
Offers assistance, curriculum material, resources, and professional
development for educators interested in service-learning. Also, they
run a free program throughout Connecticut which teaches kids how to
plan and implement a service project, and provides site visits, technical
assistance, and follow-up throughout the year.
Learning In Deed
Learning in Deed aims to make service
learning a part of every K-12 student's experience.
Learning To Give (k-12)
Teaching the importance of voluntary action for the common good in
a democratic society. Lesson plans, lesson plans, and much much more.
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