Author Ellen Jackson

ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today

December 18, 2011

Tags: Volunteer, Learn

Try Something New

Read a book you wouldn't ordinarily read. Learn about a historical figure you don't know much about. Volunteer at a retirement home. In other words, just for today--venture into the unknown.

November 7, 2011

Tags: Volunteer


Can you volunteer time at an animal shelter? Animal shelters are always looking for people to walk pets and help clean and care for them.

October 1, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Trick-Or-Treat For UNICEF

Halloween comes on October 31. This year, learn how to trick-or-treat for UNICEF. Go here.

September 29, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Give Back

Find a way to give. You could donate cans to a food bank or a toy to Toys For Tots. You could give money to your favorite charity, or just give your time to someone who needs a friend. Giving to others will make you happy--and you'll help someone else too.

May 10, 2011

Tags: Volunteer

Help In Your Community

Do something! This website will match you up with a volunteer activity in your community. Go here.

April 14, 2011

Tags: Volunteer, Learn

Volunteer To Help Others

Volunteer at a local museum. If there is a children’s museum close by, older children can donate time decorating, cleaning up, and being a helper to younger children

March 24, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Tutor A Classmate

Do you know a classmate who is struggling in a subject you're good at? Offer to tutor him or her in that subject.

January 25, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Furry Friends

Bake or buy dog treats and take them to a local shelter.

January 10, 2011

Tags: Learn, Game, Volunteer


Learn about UNICEF by playing a game here.

January 8, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Donate To A Hospital

Is there a hospital in your neighborhood? Donate children's magazines or used books so children have something to read. Make small notebooks with covers for waiting children to doodle on. It could be a help for parents, too.

January 5, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Draw A Picture

Make a drawing or piece of art for a senior citizen. Many senior citizens find themselves in nursing homes far from their own kids and grandkids. You can help brighten their days with cheerful and lively artwork. Ask about bringing puzzles and games, baked goods, candy, or a craft project.