PTO Today Article

8 Easy Community Service Ideas for Any Time of Year

While it’s a natural fit to focus on community service during the fall and winter holidays, these ideas can be adapted to get students involved all year long.

Free Community Service Guide
Community Service Ideas for PTOs and PTAs

Community Service Ideas for PTOs and PTAs

Service project ideas, tips on publicizing your event, free downloadables and Facebook graphics, and more.

PTO Today Article

PTO and PTA Community Service Ideas for Families

Nine kinds of community service projects that school families can complete together.

PTO Today Article

Community Service Project Ideas for Middle School Students

Community service for preteens and teens is becoming a requirement at many middle schools. Here’s how to make that volunteer time really mean something to your child.

Random Acts of Kindness

24 Awesome Ways To Encourage Being Kind

Adapt some of these inspiring ideas to encourage and model kindness in your school community.


Disaster Relief: How School Parent Groups Can Help

We've compiled lists of national and international organizations, local aid groups, and simple ways parent groups can help after disasters like Hurricane Ian.

PTO Today Article

PTO Community Service All Year

As your PTO gets ready for a new school year, keep service projects up front as a way to help kids consider the world beyond themselves.

Community Service

3 Keys to a Successful Community Service Project

Is your group planning a school community service project? Here are some key things to keep in mind.

Community Service

Classroom Community Service Project Ideas

Instructions for eight different service projects (no-sew blankets, snack packs, tote bags, and more) that can be completed by students during classroom parties.


Community Service Clip Art

Make your flyers and newsletters more colorful with our free clip art images.

Community Service

School Food Drive: Tips for Success

Collect more food and have more fun with these ideas and tips for your school food drive.


Canned Food Drive Flyer

An editable flyer to encourage school families to participate in a drive for canned goods that can be donated.

PTO Today Article

Teach Children About Hunger and Poverty

Education and community service ideas that help students better understand hunger issues.

Free Resources

Community Service File Exchange

Ideas, flyers, and more for school parent groups planning a canned food drive or other community service activity.

Character Education

Ideas That Raise Students' Social Awareness

These parent group projects help kids learn about community and their place in it.

PTO Today Article

How PTOs Help Families in Need

When people in the school community face tough times, parent groups step up.

PTO Today Article

Academics and Animals

One school's 5th grade curriculum uses community service activities related to cats, dogs, and zoo animals to teach kids science.