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5 Apps and Websites to Get Your Child into Community Service

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

Sustainaville 

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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 

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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

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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

 

 YSA 

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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 

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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.