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Community Service

In February 2017 the statewide focus of Community Service, Project CHILDREN, was approved as the NMASC Community Service focus through state conference 2020.  School councils are encouraged to research and come up with their own project(s) that focus on the CHILDREN.

In addition to individual school student council service projects, at NMASC statewide events— Summer Workshop, Fall District Conferences, State Conference—student delegates will participate in a service project focused on CHILDREN.

NMASC State Project 2017-2020

Create * Happiness * In * Leaders * Developing * Resilience, * Experience, * Networking

Suggestions for working with CHILDREN in your community:

  • If you plan to coordinate a project at a children's center for a holiday - check their hours first. Centers' hours often include closure on days that are school holidays.
  • Contact community children's centers - build a rapport.
  • Check events calendars at childcare centers or schools. StuCo could volunteer to assist with planned events, such as holiday-themed events - decorating, activities OR PTA events, seasonal/holiday activities like carnivals, fun runs; clean-up; play board games.
  • Read to children or have the children read to StuCo.
  • Drives:
    • socks
    • gloves and hats
    • books
    • games
    • stuffed buddies
    • shoes (research organizations in your community)
    • coats (research organizations in your community)
  • Many schools fill backpacks for kiddos on the weekends. Research. StuCo could have a healthy snack drive donating to a local elementary school and volunteering to fill the backpacks.
  • Art, sports, music/dance activities.
  • Tutoring.
  • Research CYFD - they offer many services on kids' behalf.
  • Special Olympics New Mexico.
  • Make-A-Wish New Mexico - Kids for Wish Kids, or other opportunities.

There are many, many ways to assist, help, support CHILDREN in our communities. Do your research! Be creative! Make a difference! Then share your story!


Other Ways You Can Make A Difference

America's Promise
Opportunities to help others

American Red Cross
Get trained to respond to disasters

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Do Something
Take community service to the next level

EPA/Volunteer Water Monitoring
Monitor the condition of your local streams, lakes, estuaries, and wetlands

Hands-on family projects that help others in need

Habitat for Humanity
Help build or rehabilitate a house for someone in need

Hospice Foundation of America
Be a Hospice volunteer!

International Volunteer Programs Association
Lists volunteer opportunities abroad

Learn & Serve America
Corporation for National & Community Service

Locks of Love
Non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantage children

Meals on Wheels
Make a difference in the lives of senior citizens

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Answer incoming Hotline calls from victims of domestic violence, their friends and family, the general public, and social service providers (training required)

The Nature Conservancy
Protecting nature, preserving life

Peace Corps
Make a difference and see the world

Project Linus
Providing security through blankets

Remember Alex Brown Foundation
Take the pledge to stop distracted driving

Rotary International
Humanitarian, intercultural, and educational programs to improve the human condition

Salvation Army
Help meet community needs

Special Olympics
Year-round sports training and athletic competition for people with intellectual disabilities
Sponsored by the U.S. Government with informtion for students on college, career, internships and volunteerism

Volunteers Without Borders
People from diverse backgrounds work together to help overcome the needs facing communities around the world

Youth Service America
Building a global culture of engaged youth committed to a lifetime of service

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