Group Outreach Projects

Community Involvement for Youth Groups

Members of the Cambridge CYC volunteering at a soup kitchen


Youth are often a ready and willing party when it comes to outreach and they typically enjoy getting to know their communities better. Outreach is a practical way to teach our young people about Christ’s love.

Here are some ideas for youth groups to participate in. If you would like help organizing a youth outreach activity, contact us.

Ideas for youth groups:
  • Volunteering at a soup kitchen
  • Collecting donations for a food bank
  • Singing at a retirement home
  • Harvesting food at a community garden
  • Trash pickup at a local park
  • Hosting a vacation Bible school
  • Running a winter apparel drive (collecting coats, mits, and hats)
  • Making care packs
  • Collect children’s books for a local women’s shelter
  • Hosting a free dinner
  • Painting at non profit organizations
Why should youth be active in their communities?:
CYC members volunteering at a local food bank garden.
  • It’s a practical way of fulfilling the Lord Jesus’ command: “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you” (Matthew 7:12).
  • It helps them learn about how the world works
  • It Builds Empathy
  • Encourages responsibility
  • Helps build their self esteem
Research shows that youth who are involved in their communities have more:
  • Leadership skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Resilience
  • Purpose and belonging in their life
  • Accountability and responsibility
Obstacles to youth involvement:
  • Not knowing where to start
  • Not believing youth can make a difference
  • Lack of transportation
  • Safety concerns
  • Lack of interest