Global Youth Service Day

Get Organized with YSA Toolkits

Use YSA's free, downloadable resources to organize your team and plan your project. Our Youth Changing the World Toolkit and other resources will help you take your service projects from creation to completion.



Youth Changing the World Toolkit - 2015 Edition

A toolkit to help young people develop their own service projects from creation to completion.

Recommended for ages 12+. Download in PDF format.

Order printed copies here. ($2.50 + shipping - U.S. only).



Arabic / العربي
(Translated by Alanood Center for Youth Development - Warif)
Chinese / 中國
(Translated by UN Volunteers)
French / français (Translated by UN Volunteers)
Italian / italiano
(Translated by Nicola Orlando and Greta Martinelli)
Russian / pусский (Translated by UN Volunteers)
Spanish / español (Translated by La Fundación Nosotros los Jóvenes)



Youth Changing the World Tip Sheets

Excerpts from the Youth Changing the World Toolkit. These three pages cover the basic steps of planning a project.

Recommended for all ages. Download in PDF format.

Arabic / العربية
Chinese /中国
French / Français
Portuguese / Português
Russian / Pусский
Spanish / Español

kids-in-action-covertake3.pngKids in Action Guide

Written by kids, for kids, this guide helps elementary-age children imagine and plan a service project.

Recommended for ages 5-11. Download in PDF format.



FamilyServiceGuidecoversmall.jpgFamily Service Guide

This Disney Junior "Pirate and Princess" themed Family Service Guide includes volunteer activity ideas from YSA and our partners as well as tips to get started planning service projects as a family.

Recommended for ages 2-7. Download in PDF format.



Resources for Educators

YSA’s resources for educators help teachers, administrators, and mentors authentically and meaningfully engage your students and help them learn, lead, and achieve through service. Get your free downloads of YSA's Classrooms with a Cause and Semester of Service Teacher Toolkit at


NYLC's Generator School Network & National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

gsnlogo.jpgNYLC's Generator School Network is an online community of more than 5,000 youth and adult members who have discovered how they can change the world through service-learning. The GSN is the leading resource for fast and easy sharing, service-learning professional development, and networking.

The GSN hosts the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse, the Nation's #1 service-learning library with thousands of free online resources for K-12, higher education, community based organizations, and tribal communities.

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