Volunteering and advocating for a cause you believe in is a great way to make you a more resilient person.

Have you found something that you love doing that also helps make your community a better place?
Feel free to share on the Community page!

Don’t worry if you haven’t!

If you want to be proactive and make a difference in your community, there are lots of resources available to help get you started either with implementing your own ideas or joining forces with an already existing organization.

Getting involved can be intimidating at first, but check out the resources below to demystify the process.

Youth Service America: Youth Changing the World

  • A resource detailing suggestion for community projects and guides for implementing ideas. Scroll down to the “Resources for Youth” section.
  • The “Kids in Action Guide” maps out how elementary school-aged children can go about creating a project and even gives suggestions for projects.

Youth Engaged for Change

  • The community service page on this site has links to various already existing organizations looking for volunteers.
  • The “Change Makers” tab highlights teens who advocate for a cause.

The Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots and Shoots Program

  • Aimed at youth who want to make the world a better place for humans and animals as well as preserve the environment.
  • This site has a detailed guide for identifying community needs and starting projects.

Everything Starts with 1

  • This nonprofit helps initiate student driven, community focused anti-bullying programs in schools.
  • If bullying goes on in your school and you want to help solve the problem, this website can guide you in the right direction.

If you have a cause that could use more volunteers, let us know so we can share it with other readers.