JQ Club Service
There is nothing more powerful than having an impact on another’s life through service…except, perhaps, watching a young person grow as they serve others. Helping JQs organize, implement, and reflect on their service experiences is a one-of-a-kind opportunity! Every community is full of unique service opportunities, but below are some tried-and-true service projects that can jumpstart your JQs’ service experience.
Classic, easy-to-implement service projects include:
- Volunteering at local animal shelter
- Volunteering at nursing home
- Backpack and school supply drive
- Holiday baskets for needy families
- Volunteer at soup kitchen or homeless shelter
- Reading to children at the library or local school
- Clothing and food drives
- Community clean-up day
- Baby-sitting services at community events
Students can identify a local organization or a national or international organization (like Quota’s Club-to-Cub World Service Program) that would benefit most from financial support and hold a fund-raiser to make a substantial donation. Potential fund-raisers include:
- Bake and candy sales
- Car wash
- 50/50 raffle at sporting events
- Pancake breakfast
- Basketball tournament
- Craft sales
- Holiday gift wrapping
- Penny drive
A great way for JQ members to learn about grant-writing and fund-raising is by developing their own proposals. If your club chooses to distribute funds to your JQ Club, utilize an application process that requires JQs to develop a proposal articulating how funds will be used and the impact they will have. This is also a great way for senior members to learn about what junior members are doing and offer feedback on their communications and event-planning skills.
Connect with Existing Agencies
Students can also work with tried-and–true organizations to volunteer. Develop a directory of local schools and non-profit organizations to learn about ongoing and one-time service opportunities. JQ Clubs have had success in the past partnering with Habitat for Humanity and the Race for the Cure. If there is a local race in your area, your JQs can participate and fund raise, or they can volunteer at the event.
- Offer JQ Clubs the opportunity to hold fund-raisers at events held by the senior club.
- Involve JQs in your own service events. Consider ways that the energy, talents, and interests of your junior club can be harnessed in meaningful ways! If you are holding a large event for families, they might be able to provide baby-sitting services. If you are holding a fund-raising dinner, ask if they’d like to contribute a course (dessert, appetizers, etc.).
The possibilities for involvement are endless!
We Share Foundation Programs
- Community Champions
- JQ (Junior Quota) Club Program
- Cops ‘n’ Kids Literacy Program
- Healthy Hearing “Ear Plugs” Campaign
- “Listen Up, Turn It Down” Campaign
- Quota World Service Public Awareness Campaign
- Quota Cares Month Campaign
- Volunteer of the Year
- Club Publicity Resources and Tools
- Polish and Shine News Release Service
- Protect Your Hearing Month
- Global Youth Service Network
- Quota Service Project Directories
- Quota Cares Teddy Bears
- 2001-2012 Photo Contest Winners
- Setting Up 501(c)(3) Status (U.S. clubs)
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