Serve Day Project Ideas

How to Create Your Own Project

Creating a project is super easy! Create a project that will only need 6 or 7 people as that’s a great group number to work with. Using the Serve Day App, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the Serve Day App
  2. Update your personal info
  3. From the top right corner, select CREATE PROJECT
  4. Fill in the info
    1. Give your Project a Name
    2. Choose “Open to all campuses” for your campus
    3. We will review your project within 24 hours or less
    4. Add a description. The more specific you can be, the more helpful it is for others viewing your project
    5. Add the address of where you will be meeting. Get it right so others can get driving directions right through the app!
    6. Add the other info and be sure to select CREATE PROJECT at the bottom
  5. We will review your project in 24 hours or less.

That’s it! 

Project Ideas

Here are some projects that you and your group can do and fund on your own. Begin by asking your group members the following questions. Hopefully, the answers will help you develop a project that is a perfect fit for your group.

  1. Who in your neighborhood has a need?
  2. What business or organization within your sphere of influence could use a blessing?
  3. What project types best suit your group’s ages and abilities (prayer, worship, teaching, physical labor, etc.)?
General Ideas
  • Host a free garage sale
  • Bring free lunches to construction workers and servicemen in your area
  • Hand out free gum at a local park
  • Clean up a widow’s or single mom’s yard
  • Give out free sunscreen at a city park
  • Give out free bottled water
  • Plan a “Back to School Bash” for foster care children. Have free food, games, and a backpack/school supply giveaway
  • Give out free donuts and coffee at bus stop or shopping center
  • Host a free car wash for the faculty
  • Minor car repairs for elderly, widows and/or single mom’s
  • Kids host a free kids toys and games garage sale
  • Kids host a free lemonade stand
Nursing Homes
  • Deliver fresh flowers to the residents
  • Host a worship service at a nursing home (offer worship, devotions, prayer, and fellowship)
  • Throw a “Senior Prom” complete with live music, food, and decorations
  • Landscape a flower garden and sitting area for resident
  • Have kids make crafts (necklaces, wooden crosses) that can be given to residents
  • Distribute chips and sodas to residents & employees (check with staff on food restrictions)
  • Tea Party
  • Help the residents complete care packages for foster kids
College Ideas
  • Band: Serve free drinks or snacks at their practices
  • Sports teams: Serve free bottled water at their practices
  • Give away free supplies or energy drinks
  • Host a free picnic in the quad
  • Give out free donuts and coffee on the quad
Special Needs/Youth Home
  • Identify a family with a special needs child and give the family a Mom & Dad’s day out
  • Adopt a group home for the day and throw a party for the residents
  • Build a wheelchair ramp for handicapped
  • Organize a field day for a group youth home
Street Outreach
  • Serve hot breakfast for the homeless in your community
  • Do a community trash clean up
  • Host a “Block Party” with free food, games, music, etc. for families
  • Renovate a run-down playground or park in the area
  • Do a door-to-door grocery giveaway
  • Have a “Free Grass Cutting” day
Hospitals
  • Serve free coffee, energy drinks, and snacks to staff and those waiting in the emergency room
  • Give out healthy snacks to patients of chemotherapy
  • Deliver small gifts to patients and families in the children’s ward (toys, care packages, etc)
  • Prayer visits with patients and those in emergency room
  • Take care-packages with snacks, sweets and small gift items (lotions, magazines, puzzles etc.) to families of hospitalized children
Business/Service Organizations/Public Servicemen
  • Wash windows
  • Trash pick-up in parking lot
  • Coral shopping carts to designated spaces
  • Cook Lunch for your local police or fire station