Global Youth Service Day

To help you plan high-impact GYSD projects, check out these free toolkits, tips, and worksheets. Get more help for your project through the GYSD Store and with our GYSD posters, logos and social media tips.

YOUth Changing the World Toolkit

A toolkit to help young people develop their own service projects from creation to completion. Supplemental tipsheets below. Recommended for ages 10+. Download in PDF format.


Arabic / العربية (Translated by Alanood Center for Youth Development - Warif)

French / français (Translated by UN Volunteers)

Russian / русский (Translated by UN Volunteers)

Spanish / español (Translated by Fundación Nosotros los Jóvenes)


YOUth Changing the World Tipsheets

Quick tips and worksheets to accompany the YOUth Changing the World toolkit, featuring topics such as contacting issue experts, developing a project budget, and applying for a grant.  Recommended for ages 10+. Download in PDF format.


Arabic / العربية

French / français

Portuguese / português

Russian / русский

Spanish / español


Find Your Voice, Take Action, Make an Impact!

These fun-to-use worksheets take young people through the steps of identifying their passions and connecting them with community needs to identify and choose a meaningful, high-impact Global Youth Service Day project. Recommended for ages 8+. Download in PDF format.


Classrooms with a Cause

New for Global Youth Service Day 2014, Classrooms with a Cause is a curriculum that teachers can use to add a meaningful academic connection to their GYSD activities. Recommended for teachers and student-leaders.

Visit our sister site,, to learn more and sign up to receive the free curriculum.

Kids in Action Guide

Written by kids, for kids, this guide helps elementary-age children imagine and plan a service project. Recommended for ages 5-10. Download in PDF format.


Save Our Oceans Tipsheet

Co-created by The Ocean Project and YSA, this project tipsheet provides ideas to implement an ocean conservation project that starts on Global Youth Service Day in April and ends on World Oceans Day in June. Recommended for ages 10+. Download in PDF format.

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For youth-led service at any time of year, additional free tips and tools, including academic resources aligned to teaching standards, are available at