Donate your time for those in need.
45 million Americans live in poverty, including one in every five children in the United States. Poor families face incredible hardships, including food insecurity, hunger, and limited access to education and services. Donations of all varieties are important to help those in need and reduce the consequences for children in poverty: food donations, clothing donations, furniture donations and school supply donations are all popular ways to help the less fortunate.
DoSomething.org offers dozens of campaigns that provide volunteer opportunities to help families and children in poverty. Supermarket Stakeout and Tackle Hunder are campaigns to run food drives to help local food pantries and food banks. Backpack Attack is a campaign to collect and donate school supplies for children in poverty. And Stacks on Stacks is a campaign to collect books for children in need. Beyond physical donations, time spent volunteering at soup kitchens, tutoring low income students, and directly assisting are all great ways to help.
What are you waiting for, sign up for a campaign that matters to you. You'll join millions of young people volunteering to make a difference.
What You Get
Psh, what DON’T you get? Each campaign offers the key facts, pro tips, and four easy action steps you need to rock the campaign and make an impact.
- Step 1, Know It: You get stats on the problem and how you’re going to solve it.
- Step 2, Plan It: You’ll learn the stuff you need, how to recruit others to take action with you, and how to prep to take action.
- Step 3, Do It: You’ll learn how to actually do the darn thing and make the biggest impact possible.
- Step 4, Prove It: Snap a pic of you in action and upload it! Each campaign counts as volunteer experience for your resume. And you can enter to win scholarships! Speaking of…
Scholarships and Contests
You make the world suck less for others. Great! So what’s in it for you? Money. Lots and lots of money. (For school.) Complete any campaign on the site, send a pic in the Prove It section, and you’ll enter to win a $10,000 scholarship! We award one of these seasonal scholarships four times a year. And, lots of other campaigns offer their own scholarship opps. Mad chances to win mad money.
DoSomething.org makes the world suck less. One of the largest orgs for young people and social change, our millions of members tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment to literally everything else. Any cause, anytime, anywhere. *mic drop