Take a Vacation
Love to travel? Like volunteering? Why not do both? You could help take care of orphaned lions at a wildlife refuge or help archeologists excavate tools. Check out this list of suggestions from National Geographic Traveler to get you started on your plans.
Earth Day Celebration
Help Clean Up Beaches and Waterways
Volunteer as a class with the International Coastal Cleanup.
Help Clean Up Public Lands
Volunteer with students to clean up public land once a month. Begin on a National Public Lands Day.
Pledge to Recycle
Have students sign a pledge to recycle and reduce waste together as a class. Encourage other classes to do the same and raise awareness of recycling in your school.
Organize a Service Project
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) supplies several do-it-yourself toolkits to turn community service initiatives into community projects. Come up with a service idea with your class. Then turn it into your own community service project.
Stop Cigarette Litter
Did you know that 32% of litter at storm drains is tobacco products? Learn more about the harmful impacts of cigarette litter and have your class take action to help stop it. You can start a Cigarette Litter Prevention Program in your own community to decrease the environmental and economic impacts of cigarette litter.
Improve Your Neighborhood
Make your neighborhood a better place. Volunteer with your class to do things like pick up trash.