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5 Apps and Websites to Get Your Child into Community Service

3 years ago

Looking to introduce your child to volunteering and community service? Get him or her started with these five helpful resources.



This simulation game challenges students to create sustainable communities by using creative problem solving techniques to allocate and conserve their resources.

Ages: 8 and up
Platform: iPhone or Android
Common Sense Rating: 4/5 stars


Habitat for Humanity 


Great for groups or individuals, this collection of games, guides, and activities engages students while illustrating the nonprofit’s mission to provide homes to those in need.

Ages: 8 and up
Platform: Website
Common Sense Rating: 3/5 stars


Free Rice


Students answer questions covering vocabulary, math, SAT prep and more. The best part? For every correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to the UN World Food Program.

Ages: 5 and up
Platform: Website
Common Sense Rating: 5/5 stars




With a focus on helping youth impact their communities, this resource center links students to events, awards, project training, and a global network of service organizations.

Ages: 13 and up
Platform: Website
Common Sense Rating: 4/5 stars


Volunteer Match 


Quickly and easily sign up for nearby volunteer opportunities. Students can search organizations and opportunities by geography, cause, age range, and group size.

Ages: 15 and up
Platform: Website
Common Sense Rating: 5/5 stars


Source: Common Sense [https://www.commonsense.org/]

*Age ranges are a recommendation by the Common Sense Education editorial team, not the developer/publisher.