Careful planning is critical to the success of your service project. By working with the community instead of for the community, you will identify true needs and issues to address through service. Thorough research of the issue will lead you to community partners and a service project that can make a strong impact.

After mapping out the details and the resources needed for the project, you will be able to work with individuals, groups, and businesses to recruit volunteers and secure the other resources. Then, examine the tiny details that make a real difference to the project, gather for the service event, and work to change your community.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Work with the community to identify community needs
  • Discover avenues for finding a service project
  • Plan a high-impact service project
  • Secure human, financial, and educational resources
  • Finalize the project plan

We hope the information presented in this course has been helpful! For questions and/or to receive additional information or training, please contact Hands On Network at