Service Projects

Service Projects

The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a wide range of service projects that are ideal for students in need of service hours, scout troops looking to earn a badge, or teachers in search of a classroom project. The Society cannot provide supplies, but several projects can be completed using recycled materials from your home and a little creativity. Each project is worth a number of hours determined by its complexity and time needed for completion; mix and match projects to suit your needs!

Each project is worth a number of hours determined by its complexity and time needed for completion; mix and match projects to suit your needs! All estimated times are based on an individual’s pace; if you are volunteering as part of a group your awarded time will be divided evenly (e.g. an individual volunteer who makes 5 dog beds will be awarded 5 hours; a group of five volunteers who make 5 dog beds will each be awarded 1 hour)

 

Turning In Your Service Project

Students are required to turn in a one-page reflection essay detailing their reasons for choosing the project, experiences completing it, and what they learned about themselves and helping animals. Be sure to review your project pages for any additional requirements. Completed projects can be turned in during our Shelter Service Day event, or by scheduling a drop-off appointment by emailing teens@anticruelty.org.
 

DIY Donations

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

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