Service Learning Projects

Service Learning Projects

The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a wide range of Service Learning projects that are ideal for students in need of service learning hours, scout troops looking to earn a badge, or teachers in search of a classroom project. Each different project is worth a specific amount of hours, but you can mix and match to suit your needs.

The Society cannot provide supplies, but several projects can be completed using recycled materials from your home. Each individual student is also required to turn in a one-page reflection essay detailing his or her reasons for choosing the project, their experiences in completing it, and what they learned about themselves and helping animals.

o    Once you have completed your project, you can turn it in and receive your hours during one of our Shelter Service Days. See below for more information and a list of upcoming dates. You may also email teens@anticruelty.org to schedule an appointment, however availability is limited. 


 

DIY Donations

Please be sure to check with your school to make sure these projects meet your school’s requirements for service learning credit.

All of the animals in our shelter need behavioral enrichment items to keep them stimulated, occupied, and happy during their time at The Anti-Cruelty Society. You can make these “do-it-yourself” items out of recycled materials from the comfort of your own home. Each item has been assigned a time value, so you will need to do a little math to calculate how many items you will need to meet your service hour requirements.


 

Projects Worth 10 Service Hours

Please be sure to check with your school to make sure the project you choose meets your school’s requirements for service learning credit.

These service projects are great for students needing a small number of hours. They don’t take much time, but they can make a HUGE impact on The Anti-Cruelty Society and our animals!

Students can earn a variety of badges from Chicago City of Learning by successfully completing certain service learning projects through our organization. 


 

Projects Worth 20 Service Hours

Please be sure to check with your school to make sure the project you choose meets your school’s requirements for service learning credit.

Put in the work to become an animal welfare advocate.

Present an Animal Welfare Topic to Your Class


 

Shelter Service Days

Shelter Service Day is hosted in our Education & Training Center, which is located at 169 West Grand Avenue. These sessions run from 4:30–6:00 p.m., and you can show up any time during that block to drop off your projects. Remember to bring your reflection essay and any paperwork that you need signed for your school. Visit our Shelter Service Day for details and registration information for this on-site volunteer event. Please note that if you are only dropping off DIY Donations, you do not need to register.