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101 Creative Community Service Ideas for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Photo credit: Aleksandr Zubkov - Getty Images
Photo credit: Aleksandr Zubkov – Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Participating in community service is one of the most rewarding things you can do. No matter your age, giving back can help you build friendships, develop new skills, and increase life satisfaction — all while making the world a better place. It’s no wonder that in a Good Housekeeping poll of over 4,000 people, 19% of respondents said they typically volunteer once a month and another 19% said they volunteer even more than that.

Ahead, we’ve found the most impactful community service ideas for volunteers of all ages. Remember: these ideas are meant to be general. If one speaks to you, think of ways you can personalize it toward your interests and expertise. Don’t be afraid to think big either. While you could totally pick up litter at the beach by yourself, you’d cover a lot more land if you

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Teens start virtual tutoring business to help others during COVID

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) — A group of teens from the Hathorne and Inglewood area came up with an idea to help other students like themselves. Their business is called Remote Tutoring and that’s what they do: tutor students remotely from kindergarten through eighth grade.

The communications lead of Remote Tutoring, Caitlin Pham, said one of the reasons they wanted to start the business was to help families while dealing with the effects of the pandemic.

“I think another big incentive that made us want to start this program… unfortunate circumstance with COVID,” Pham said. “There’s a lot of kids and hundreds of families out there who don’t have the necessary needs for education.”

16-year-old Hawthorne resident Abrar Kazi said he came up with the idea over the summer and mobilized friends to come together as tutors.

“About two months ago, I couldn’t sleep,” Kazi said. “And I had this idea

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These Teens Built a Business Picking Up Dog Poop

Beckett Stallard, Dante Thomas, and Sawyer Stallard. Photographs courtesy ThePoopBrothers.

Sawyer Stallard and his dad, Morgan Stallard, were on vacation in Chautauqua, New York, when Sawyer floated some ideas for making money over the summer. Mowing lawns, for instance. Morgan had another idea, one that involved preparing lawns for a smooth mowing experience. “I don’t know anybody who would want to pick up poop,” Sawyer recalls.

And so ThePoopBrothers was born: Sawyer,14, his friend Dante Thomas, also 14, and his brother, Beckett, who’s 13. All live in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood, attend Alexandria public schools, and all are featured plying their trade on their business’s hilarious website. (Sample claim: “We have studied the intricacies of poop and promise only to remove the poop and not your deck furniture or grill.”)

Sawyer and Dante met in kindergarten and have been good friends since a fateful interaction: “He body-slammed me on the

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