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RU Ready Civics Fair Station Volunteering

For this station, learn more about getting involved and use the materials to create your own Volunteering Station in your civics fair. Looking for templates for other stations? Click the link below!

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Volunteering: The Basics

The Volunteering Station, also known as civic engagement, involves directly addressing public problems by working in one’s community.

Getting involved can include volunteering or forming a community organization or participating in a charity event.

The Volunteering Station provides opportunities to learn more about the following topics:

  • Identifying Volunteering Opportunities
  • Service Project Ideas
  • Creating Your Own Fundraiser
Volunteering Poster

Identifying Volunteering Opportunities

What Can I Help With?

Looking for volunteer opportunities in your community? 

Have students look to their peers for inspiration through our Volunteering BINGO! Give students the BINGO card below and direct them to find a classmate who has served the community in the ways listed. The first one to get BINGO by getting five boxes in a row wins!

Download templates for identifying locations for volunteering in your local community or beyond.

Download video on identifying volunteer opportunities

Service Project Ideas

How Do I Organize A Service Project?

What Do Students at Our School Volunteer For? Suggested Activity

On a whiteboard or chalkboard, rewrite the question above and encourage students to respond with a cause or volunteer opportunity that’s important to them. They don’t have to actually have worked there, though it helps: the idea is for students to see what matters to other kids and what opportunities are available locally.

Extension: To extend this exercise, student responses could be collected and published in a class newsletter, where students are given the opportunity to share with peers why they care about the issues they do. Alternatively, this activity can be used with the templates below to help you students organize a service project.

Creating Your Own Fundraiser

How Do I Create A Fundraiser?

Practice creating your own fundraiser. 

Download templates for creating a mock fundraiser for your community.

Volunteering Role Models

We believe that representation is important, and seeing young leaders making a difference can inspire students to do the same. See role models of young adults who are making a difference in their community through service project.

Learn More about Volunteering Role Models of Engagement.