Community Service Project Ideas for Students and Educators

Want to help your local community and environment? Then donate your time to a community service project. 
Learn more about what service learning is and see sample projects below. 

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Service Learning: Education Beyond the Classroom (PDF 934K, 32 pp)
Need ideas for activities? This on-line booklet highlights environmental projects done by students throughout the country. You'll find ideas for students of all ages!

Healthy Watershed Projects in Your Area
Learn about what groups in your area are doing to protect watersheds, and find out how you can help.

GLOBE: Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment
This site is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment.

Tools to Reduce Waste in Schools
EPA's Tools to Reduce Waste in Schools helps your school and school district reduce the amount of waste you generate. You'll learn how to start a waste reduction program or expand an existing one. The guide will show you how your program can benefit your school, your community, and the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling your waste.

Volunteer for Change (EPA 530-K-01-002) (PDF 567K, 24 pp)
This guide to environmental community service features the ABCs of volunteering plus projects on reuse, recycling, composting, and household hazardous waste.

Voluntarios para el Cambio: Una Guía para el Servicio Comunitario Ambiental (PDF 577K, 23 pp)
This guide to environmental community service features the ABCs of volunteering plus projects on reuse, recycling, composting, and household hazardous waste.

Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring
Find out how to start a water monitoring program in your area. Explore water quality monitoring methods as well as links to national water monitoring sites.

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