Who said service can’t be fun! Play this extremely fun service game as a family, with a youth group or a bunch of teenagers, on that next large group date night, or during your next game night.
Begin by dividing the group into two equal teams, or form teams of 4-5 people each. This service game can be won in various ways: the first team to complete all the activities and makes it back to a central location is the winner; or, the team that completes the most in an hour is the winner. Or, just divide the activities up evenly and each team must complete their tasks, and the first team back wins. But, each task requires either a photo, the recipients initials, or an item to prove you actually completed that task. Regardless – just have fun and really help people!Have a look at Darien Dash Projects.
Below is a list of many activities to be completed during this Service Scavenger Hunt Game (and you of course can think of many more ideas if desired). These activities can be done to/for any random person.
Sweep the porch and sidewalks for someone
PROOF: Get the initials of the person who you served
Knock on 10 random doors and ask people to donate: old toys, clothes, blankets, food, books, etc. to give to a local charity.
PROOF: Initials from every door, and bring items back (eventually give all these items to local family or charity
Wash someone’s car
PROOF: Initials, or photo of clean car
Go to a grocery store and help a woman with kids, or older person, carry their grocery’s to the car
PROOF: Initials, and plastic bag from that grocery store
Ask a homeowner if they have any trash or junk you can help throw away for them
PROOF: Initials, and photo of trash
Wash windows for someone – their car or house
PROOF: Initials and photo of clean windows
Depending on the time of year: rake leaves, shovel sidewalk, mow lawn, pull weeds, etc (choose one or many)
PROOF: Initials and photo of job done
Buy some cookies or candy and give it to a random stranger – just to be nice
PROOF: Initials and photo of treat
Go to a home of someone you know, and you have to do these 3 tasks: vacuum family room, sweep kitchen floor, and dust the family room.
PROOF: Initials and photo with person/family you helped
Clean every window of a random person’s car at a local gas station
PROOF: Initials and keep the paper towel used to clean
Buy a cheap broom and sweep all the sidewalks of a local church
PROOF: Photo of clean sidewalks and bring back broom
Go to a local park or community area and pick up 50 pieces of trash
PROOF: Photo of picking up trash, bring back 10 pieces of trash
o Make (don’t buy) a card from scratch paper and write a kind thank you note to someone significant in the community. It could be a teacher, the mayor, police officer, or just a good respected person. Make the card and deliver it to them