To introduce students to volunteering through a local nonprofit or the service program at their school so that they understand the importance of giving their time to make a difference in the greater community....
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Students will be able to define volunteerism and distinguish between volunteer and non-volunteer jobs in the school.
To share stories of experiences in philanthropy with community members.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty
Unit: Freedom to Choose
In the early political history of this country, the goal of its leaders was to give people freedom to choose many things—where to worship, with whom to assemble, privacy, opinions, etc. It is still the goal today, but the world is not perfect. The students will find examples of loss of freedom...
Unit: This I Can Do!
This lesson emphasizes that volunteering is the responsibility of citizens. Those contributions made by volunteers represent positive social action for the good of the community. While written for a Catholic Elementary School, this lesson may be easily adapted for public school use...
The students volunteer their time at a local soup kitchen. Before the visit, the students gain sensitivity to the people who visit the soup kitchen through discussion and role-playing. After the visit, the students reflect on the experience through writing.
The lesson purpose is to have learners identify individual, family, peer and community needs through collecting, analyzing and evaluating data. The class will produce a community needs map based on their group evaluations and align it to a list of community service sites and locations. They will...
Unit: We the People... Project
Students will use various investigative procedures to compile a list of government or volunteer service opportunities.
Students will understand the organization of a non-profit agency, including how it is funded and how the resources are allocated. They will also volunteer for a minimum of four hours at the agency. (This lesson continues the learning from Lesson Four.)