How To: Start a Do Something Club

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So, you want to take action with your friends and make a difference in your community on causes you care about? Sounds like you’re ready to start your own Do Something club!

Don’t worry, starting a club is super easy. Check out the resources below for tips that will help you create a kickass club that enables change in your community. 

AWESOME RESOURCE #1: CLUB HANDBOOK

Our handy-dandy handbook offers advice to club leaders on everything from recruiting members to fundraising ideas and beyond. If you're not sure where to start or what to do, this is the place to get the inside scoop on how to make your club the best it can be. 

AWESOME RESOURCE #2: CAMPAIGNS CALENDAR 

One of the biggest reasons teens give for not starting a club is "We didn't know what to do!" DoSomething.org has tons of ideas for you - here's our current Campaigns Calendar (and here is one for next year) so that you always have a plan of action. The best part? You don't need money, a car, or an adult to help you complete any DoSomething.org campaigns. They're easy, they're fun, and they give you a chance to make a real impact in your community. 

AWESOME RESOURCE #3: LETTER FOR YOUR SCHOOL 

If you decide that you want to register your club with your school, you'll need to get your school administration on board. This letter will help you start that conversation! Just print it out, sign your name, and give it to your principal, dean of students, or whomever else is in charge - then be sure to research any additional steps your school requires to approve a new club.

AWESOME RESOURCE #4: ACTION GUIDE

Maybe your club wants to start a project that's specific to your community. like planting a community garden or rebuilding a playground. Or maybe you're not totally sure how to tackle one of our campaigns. Whatever the case, here's a step-by-step guide about how to take on a project that will make your community proud.

AWESOME RESOURCE #5: US!

If at any point in this process you're confused or need help - or if you just have an amazing idea and want to share it with someone! - DoSomething.org can chat with you about it. You can email us or call us at 212.254.2390. Whether you need advice, assistance navigating the site, or access to a specific resource, we're here to help.