SERVICE

Builders Clubs’ mission is to teach youth leadership through service. Planning and taking part in service projects is a great way for club members to gain leadership skills and make a difference in the community. There are service needs all around your community and even in local schools or organizations. A great goal is to plan projects that cover these three categories:

  • Hands-on service: Members roll up their sleeves and provide direct service within the community.
  • Fundraising and philanthropy: Members raise money for an organization or cause.
  • Awareness-building: Members make others aware of an issue and encourage them to take action.

To develop the best service project for your school and community, use the IDEA Toolkit. Written specifically for club officers, the toolkit guides members through planning and executing a service project of their choosing – from beginning to end. IDEA is comprised of four steps:

1. Identify the need
2. Develop the passion
3. Execute the project
4. Advance the impact

Each step contains instructions, handouts and tools for club officers. Club advisors should read and review the toolkit with officers – and then act as a resource along the way.

There is no set timeline for using the IDEA Toolkit. We understand that every Builders Club is different. Each club should use the IDEA Toolkit as it sees fit and make adaptations when necessary. In fact, advisors and club officers should review the toolkit together before getting started. If advisors aren’t sure an activity would be approved, it is their responsibility to check with the proper authorities.

Service Project Resources

Amazing project ideas

Virtual Meeting Kits

Your club can continue conducting amazing community service projects while meeting virtually. Check out these helpful tools.

Virtual Key Leader

Help Builders Club members strengthen their leadership skills by participating in online leadership training through Virtual Key Leader.

Kiwanis One Day

Unite with other Kiwanis Family members for a day of community service. Kiwanis offers awesome service project ideas.

Builders Club Week

Participate in Builders Club Week which occurs annually during the third full week of March.