Ideas & Resources

"The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”

-Albert Schweitzer

Get Ideas

Below is a list of great organizations that can assist with your ideas. Each brings valuable resources and stories to help you on your path.

Youth Service America

Youth Service America (YSA) is a national organization that encourages service projects initiated by youth. There are wonderful stories of students who impacted their communities. Visit www.ysa.org to read about some of these projects. Their stories might inspire you!

TeenLife Blog

TeenLife Blog has a list of “50 Community Service Ideas for Teen Volunteers.” One of these ideas might spark an idea of your own to help fix a problem, meet a need or solve an issue. Visit their blog.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension hosts a list of “366 Community Service Ideas,” and they are sorted by category for easy browsing.  Perhaps one of their ideas will become the solution you are looking for.  Learn More.


Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day is an organization that encourages and celebrates youth serving their communities around the world.  Visit their site to read the inspiring stories.

Get Funding

If you are a student enrolled at Delavan-Darien High School for the 2015-2016 school year, you are eligible to apply for a grant from DAYS to help pay for your project.

A grant is money that is given to help pay for the needs of your project. Grants are only given to those who complete an application. Applications must be submitted by the 15th of the month (September through May). It is better to apply early so that, if awarded, you will receive the grant prior to your project. The Board of Directors will judge all grants at their monthly meetings, and may ask to speak with you about your proposed project and application.

As you complete the grant application, please write careful and thorough answers to every question. Some of your answers may only need a sentence, others may need a few paragraphs. It is important that you are clear and detailed in your application.


Please contact DAYS with questions. We are here to help!

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