Great for: Students with an interest in museums, zoos, history, sciences, math, literature, arts, and more
Community Service Type: In-person and virtual
Being kind isn’t just a saying, it’s something we do, and it’s as easy as making a new friend. Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Their virtual volunteer opportunities include joining (or starting) a virtual school chapter, being a virtual speech coach, and more. And if you would like to take action in person, they have fundraisers, friendship walks, and more.
Pro tip: Working with people with IDD can create empathy in your students. Let them practice this newfound self-awareness of special needs students in an online school setting or brick-and-mortar school setting daily.