Gaining by Giving

Community service is a win-win! Scholars discover how to gain valuable career skills through helping others using a lesson plan about volunteer work. Second in a six-part career and college readiness series, the activities focus on researching local service organizations and understanding the career skills volunteers gain through participation.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask pupils to describe any previous volunteer work they have done
  • Invite the leader of a local service organization to speak to the class about the needs of the community
Classroom Considerations

  • Each student needs a computer with Internet access for research
Pros

  • The teacher's guide contains printables, step-by-step instructions, and resource links
  • Individuals gain appreciation for volunteer work and the transferable skills it offers
Cons

  • None