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Mansfield University... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders First Year Experience


Community Service Suggestions


  1. Set up a web page for a non-profit agency.
  2. Share a talent through teaching a class.
  3. Run or walk in a charity race with friends.
  4. Volunteer for 1890’s weekend or set up a table.
  5. Organize a food drive for Thanksgiving.
  6. Decorate a Christmas tree at a nursing home, hospital, school or homeless shelter.
  7. Organize a self-defense workshop.
  8. Tutor students who are learning English as a second language.
  9. Collect school supplies to give to give to an elementary class.
  10. Assist an after-school little league or other sports program for younger children. Check with the YMCA.
  11. Provide a voter pick up or transportation service for seniors.
  12. Make "I Care" kits with combs, toothbrushes, shampoo, etc. for local agencies.
  13. Set up a Saturday Reading Hour at the local library or here on campus.
  14. Make gifts with friends for kids in the hospital.
  15. Clean an elderly persons’ yard who cannot do it themselves.
  16. Set up an art exhibit at a local business, school or nursing home.
  17. Participate in an Annual parade. (1890’s weekend—conservation float????)
  18. Organize a local blood drive with the American Red Cross.
  19. Get your marital arts or dance class to give a demonstration at a youth center, nursing home or school.
  20. Start a collection drive for old sports equipment and donate it to needy families.
  21. Get together with friends and make conservation posters for the community center.
  22. Rake leaves, shovel snow, clean gutters or wash windows for a senior citizen.
  23. Hold an afternoon dance for your local nursing home.
  24. Teach a senior friend how to use a computer or the Internet. Organize a class on campus.
  25. Volunteer at an animal shelter. Help clean up, play with the animals, or do whatever's needed to make the shelter a nicer "temporary" home for the animals. (Animal Sanctuary in Wellsboro)
  26. With the support of a vet clinic, organize a neuter and spay campaign to get animals neutered and spayed at a reduced rate.
  27. Set up donation centers for animal products to be donated to the needy.