Serve Project Ideas
Discuss the following questions with your Small Group to help decide on a Serve Day project.
- Who in your neighborhood has a need?
- What business or organization within your sphere of influence could use a blessing?
- What are some areas you’re passionate about?
- What serve opportunities best suit your group’s skills and abilities? (Prayer, worship, teaching, physical labor, etc.?)
- What resources does your Small Group have access to?
- Host a free garage sale
- Hand out free gum, popsicles, sunscreen, or bottled water with Acts of Kindness cards at a local park
- Clean up a widow or single parent’s yard
- Help with home clean up or repairs for those who are physically or financially unable to do it themselves
- Host a free car wash for the faculty of a local school
- Help with minor car repairs for the elderly, widows, or single parents
- Clean up or help with new landscaping for a local school
- Collect toys and games for kids in a local neighborhood
- Write letters to community servants such as police or firemen, people serving in the military, missionaries, disabled, and shut-ins, people in nursing homes.
- Deliver fresh flowers to residents
- Host a worship service (offer worship, devotions, prayer, and fellowship)
- Throw a “Senior Prom” complete with live music, food, and decorations
- Landscape a flower garden and sitting area for residents
- Let kids make crafts that can be given to residents
- Identify a family with a special needs child and give the Mom and Dad a day out
- Build a wheelchair ramp for a family
- Serve hot breakfast to the homeless
- Do a community trash clean up
- Host a “Block Party” with food, games, and music for families
- Renovate a run-down playground or park in the area
- Do a door-to-door grocery giveaway
- Have a “Free Grass Cutting” day
- Invite neighbors on your street to your home for cookies and ice cream or watermelon and get to know them.
- Serve free coffee, energy drinks, and snacks to staff and those waiting in the Emergency Room
- Pray with patients and people in the Emergency Room
- Serve drinks or snacks at summer band practices
- Serve bottled water at summer sports practices
- Wash windows of locally owned businesses
- Pick up trash in a parking lot
- Corral shopping carts at a local supermarket
- Bring lunch to your local police or fire station
- Give out free doughnuts and coffee at a shopping center
- Take lunch or treats to your local librarians