We Care Clubs/Team Leaders
We Care Club and team leader program focuses on promoting leadership in the field of service by having youth/kids start their own projects to make a difference in the world. We Care Act team leaders and We Care Club leaders are youth who engage students/kids of all ages to get involved in community service by tying service to whatever their passion is.
We Care Clubs have a defined structure and organize regular club activities. You may organize a club with your friends, at your school or in your neighborhood. We encourage you to make a website for your club (not required). We ask each club to complete an annual activity report in June.
We Care Act team leader leads project periodically or year-round. We Care Act has team leaders in different cities in the US, China, and Singapore.
Clubs and Team Leaders Highlights:
Please see We Care Student Organization founded by Karen and Lauren Yang and their clubs and activities in Greater Houston Areas (http://wecarestudentorganization.weebly.com/we-care-clubs.html).
Jerry Cai, We Care Act chapter in the Chapel Hill, NC
Jerry Cai is a junior at Chapel Hill High School. Jerry started We Care Act chapter in Chapel Hill in 2017 to refurbish used electronics in order give back to those in need.
Jerry has conducted electronics recycling survey and activities in local community including the Chinese School at Chapel Hill, collected/recycled used computers/electronics, and was able to refurbish computers and send to those in need. Jerry has personally delivered computers to an orphanage in Guatemala and a rural elementary school in Tibet. In addition, Jerry co-founded Stem club in his high school, and together with his club, Jerry delivered 30 laptops, 30 docking stations, 30 monitors and 5 desktops to CHHS. These devices have already been put in good use at the high school.
>Kevin Liu, Flesh Meadow, New York
Kevin is a junior at Stuyvesant High School, New York. Kevin has been recycling and refurbishing computers. Kevin works with We Care act team to help the refugee children in Houston to access computers. Kevin is also in the process of sending a laptop to African Youth Alliance Group (https://africanyouthalliancegroup.wordpress.com/what-we-do/
Jesse and Jeffery, Flushing, New York
Jesse Yang is a little person with big heart. He's a first grader at New York Public School PS.188 and started his own radio station in 2014 when he was 6 years old because he enjoys sharing his daily exercises and learning experiences with all his friends.
Jesse is especially passionate about saving our planet, and calls himself an earth guardian. On Earth Day 2015 (April 22nd, which was also Jesse's 7th birthday) Jesse used his ratio to call for action to help the earth.
Jesse and his brother Jeffrey have been working with We Care Act to recycle and refurbish computers to help children in Africa and in the US. Please listen to Jesse’s Channel of Everything Earth day Episode here http://www.lizhi.fm/#/573384/19538338807463430.
We Care Dallas
Yuqing Liu is a high school student at the Texas Academy of Math and Science in Denton, TX, who loves to motivate children, especially girls, to believe in their own abilities and talents because she believes that the power to change the world does start with the youth of our world. The club helps children become future leaders. The club holds monthly meetings at the local library, and the members participate in monthly fundraisers and charity events benefiting not only local but also international nonprofit organizations. Yuqing is currently the president of Girl Talk Sugar Land, an organization dedicated to inspiring others to shoot for the stars. She is a 2x President's Award Gold Medalist and a Congressional Award Silver Medalist. She is also the National Starlight Ambassador for cancer research and domestic violence, and she was able to travel to many different countries in an effort to help children in need all around the world. We Care Dallas encourages anyone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children to join! Please message Yuqing Liu to join our Facebook Club Page
Melody Voo, Pearland, TX
(TOP LEFT) Melody Voo and Charles Wang organized youth concert at a senior citizen center. (TOP RIGHT) Melody Voo organizes young students to write letters and make comforting cards for victims during the tragedy in Paris.
Please visit our website for project ideas. For additional project ideas, please see list below or let us know if you need further help.
Source: Youth Service America www.ysa.org www.SERVEnet.org
1. Help teach a younger child to read.
2. Help cook and/or serve a meal at a homeless shelter.
3. Gather clothing from your neighbors and donate it to a local shelter.
4. Make “I Care” kits with combs, toothbrushes, shampoo, etc. for the homeless.
5. Pack and hand out food at a local food bank.
6. Adopt a “grand friend” and write them letters and visit them.
7. Visit senior citizens at a nursing home.
8. Rake leaves, shovel snow, clean gutters, or wash windows for a senior citizen.
9. Pick up groceries or medicine for an elderly person.
10. Go for a walk with a senior citizen in your community.
11. Deliver meals to homebound individuals.
12. Hold an afternoon dance for your local nursing home.
13. Teach a senior friend how to use a computer and the Internet.
14. Paint a mural over graffiti.
15. Invite local police officers to present a drug awareness or safety program.
16. Tutor a student that needs help learning English or another subject.
17. Organize a canned foods drive.
18. Clean up a vacant lot or park.
19. Organize a campaign to raise money to purchase and install playground equipment.
20. Plant flowers in public areas that could use some color.
21. Volunteer to help at a Special Olympics event.
22. Set up a buddy system for kids with special needs in your community.
23. Raise money for Braille books for visually impaired people.
24. Read books or the newspaper on tape for visually impaired people.
25. Bring toys to children in the cancer ward of a hospital.
26. Contact your local political representative about key issues.
27. Register people to vote.
28. Organize a public issues forum for your neighborhood.
29. Volunteer at a polling booth the day of an election.
30. Take a friend to the polling booths.
32. Offer to pass out election materials.
33. Plant a garden or tree where the whole neighborhood can enjoy it.
34. Set up a recycling system for your home.
35. Organize a carpooling campaign in your neighborhood.
36. Adopt an acre of a rainforest.
37. Clean up trash along a river, beach, or in a park.
38. Create a habitat for wildlife.
39. Create a campaign to encourage biking and walking.
40. Test the health of the water in your local lakes, rivers, and streams.
41. Contact your local volunteer center for opportunities to serve.
42. Volunteer at your local animal shelter.
43. Help build a home with Habitat for Humanity.
44. Walk a neighbor's dog or pet sit while they are on vacation.
45. Teach Sunday school.
46. Learn to be a peer counselor.
47. Send a letter to one of America's veterans or overseas soldiers.
48. Volunteer at your local youth center.
49. Participate in a marathon for your favorite charity.
50. Become a candy striper at your local hospital.
51. Mentor a young person.
52. Serve your country by joining AmeriCorps.
53. Become a volunteer firefighter or EMT.
54. Donate books to your local library.
55. Donate clothes to the Salvation Army.
56. Start a book club in your area.
57. Adopt a pet from the Humane Society.
58. Hold a door open for someone.
59. Give up your seat on the bus or train to someone.
60. Donate your old computer to a school.
61. Give blood.
62. Coach a children's sports team.
63. Become an organ donor.
64. Teach a dance class.
65. Participate in Job Shadow Day (February 2).
66. Organize a project for National Youth Service Day (visit www.ysa.org/nysd).
67. Volunteer on a hotline.
68. Meet with local representatives from your area.
69. Don't drink and drive.
70. Listen to others.
71. Write a letter to the editor about an issue you care about.
72. Bring others with you when you volunteer.
73. Shop at local, family owned businesses.
74. Become a Big Brother or Big Sister.
75. Take a historical tour of your community.
76. Write a note to a teacher that had a positive effect on you.
77. Get together with some friends to buy holiday presents for a family at a shelter.
79. Drive responsibly.
80. Get CPR and First Aid certification.
81. Don't litter.
82. Shop responsibly.
83. Don't spread or start gossip.
84. Tell someone that you appreciate him/her.
85. Hold a teddy bear drive for foster children, fire victims, etc.
86. Make a care package for an elderly or shut-in person.
87. Teach at an adult literacy center.
88. Sing for residents at a nursing home.
89. Befriend a new student or neighbor.
90. Baby sit.
91. Look for the good in all people.
92. Coordinate a book drive.
93. Donate money to your favorite charity.
94. Make quilts or baby clothes for low-income families.
95. Bake cookies and bring them to your local fire or police station.
96. Donate toys or suitcases to foster children.
97. When visiting someone in a hospital, talk to someone that doesn't have many visitors.
98. Around the holidays, visit the Post Office and answer some letters to Santa.
99. Start a neighborhood welcome committee.
100.Visit www.SERVEnet.org to find volunteer opportunities in your area.