Community service is an important component in your Psi Chi experience. Psychology revolves around improving the human condition, and helping others in your community can open new doors, provide great personal satisfaction, and improve the lives of others.
We encourage every chapter to complete at least one service project as a group each year, but there is certainly no limit to how often members may serve their communities. Service projects can be big elaborate events or quick simple actions. Here are a few of our favorite ideas to raise money and help others.
- Volunteer at a local veteran's hospital, soup kitchen, or community event.
- Talk to area school children about drugs, alcohol, and other related issues.
- Cohost a blood drive.
- Sponsor a field day for children with various developmental abilities.
- Go caroling or host a holiday party at nursing homes and hospitals.
- Conduct a clothing or canned food drive.
- Participate in a walk-a-thon or bowl-a-thon to benefit a group in need.
- Collect and donate books and school supplies.
- Participate in campus-wide service projects (e.g., beautification).
- Offer tutoring/mentoring to first-year college or high school students.
- Host a bake, cake, pizza, or barbeque sale.
- Sell flowers or T-shirts to raise money for a cause.
- Conduct a car wash.
- Help clean or rebuild after a natural disaster.
- Compile graduate school packets of information to sell through the campus bookstore.