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Volunteer vicariously. Help those who volunteer

You don’t have to be the actual difference-maker to make a big difference. You can simply help others reach their volunteer or community service goals. Children and students can benefit immensely from your support as they work to achieve service milestones within various organizations and at school. Your level of involvement can vary, depending on your skill set and schedule, but helping in any way is sure to create more good.

4-H Club

4-H empowers 6 million young people to gain lifelong skills – and there are plenty of ways for you to get involved. Download this Inspire-Kids-To-Do list for hands-on activities that encourage kids to become active leaders in their community. And find more ways to volunteer in clubs, camps and after-school programs with your local 4-H.


At every level, Scout organizations build leadership skills and instill the importance of community service in young people. As a volunteer, you can be a role model for boys and girls looking to make a difference. Learn about all the ways you can support your local Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts.

National Honor Society

Many school organizations and curricula are designed to teach high school students the value of community service. One of those is the National Honor Society (NHS), with more than 1.6 million student participants. To help the students in your community reach their goals, contact your local high school and ask how you can partner with NHS.

Homeless Pet Clubs

This is a special opportunity for students to help save the life of a homeless pet in your community. Homeless Pet Clubs is looking for schools to sponsor a pet from a local animal shelter. As volunteers, students can help find a loving home for their pet, give time at adoption events and support local shelters. Learn how to start a Homeless Pet School Club, and connect students with a furry friend in need.

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