Creating a spirit of service in your school

A true education is about so much more than algebra, essays and tests. It’s also about empowering kids to become caring, socially-minded citizens.

That’s why we offer schools across NSW purpose-led activities and holistic volunteering experiences for students.

These come in the form of excursions and incursions – as well as volunteering placements for your students.

Excursions and incursions with Kids Giving Back

Our class programs are designed to educate your students on important real-world issues – while imparting values of compassion and service.

We offer full and half-day sessions, either at your school or at the Kids Giving Back HQ in Paddington.

Each session includes:

  • A structured practical activity (such as cooking for people experiencing homelessness)
  • Inspiring guest speakers and videos to educate students on who and why they’re helping
  • Trained staff from start to finish

Our programs typically focus on issues such as:

  • Homelessness/Vulnerable communities
  • Food scarcity
  • Asylum seekers
  • Intergenerational experiences
  • At the end of the program, we’ll give you an impact report to show the difference made in the community, so you can share with your students and their families.

Contact us to find out more.

Volunteering placements for your students

Have your students expressed a keen interest in volunteering? We can make it happen. We partner with many charity organisations who support some of the most vulnerable members of our community – such as:

  • The elderly
  • The homeless
  • People with disability or illness
  • Asylum seekers

Through these experiences, students will be involved in tasks that contribute to the work of the organisation they’re with. They will also engage in informal discussions and learn more about the community groups they’re helping.

Contact us to find out more.

Why schools choose Kids Giving Back

Our unique approach makes our programs meaningful and age appropriate.

We seek to develop civic literacy and offer a transformational learning experience.

As such, all our school programs are designed with the EAR concept in mind:

  • E – Educate: Every program has an educational element to
    teach and inform students about community issues.
  • A – Action: We create opportunities for meaningful action.
  • R – Reflection: Our programs evoke empathy, draw on
    students’ personalities and allow them to reflect on their

Students will complete our programs with an authentic experience, a strong sense of belonging and a deeper engagement with the issue.

Service learning: What it is (and why it matters)

Service learning is an educational strategy that incorporates community service into learning objectives.

Service learning programs in schools benefit students by:

  • Fostering a sense of belonging
  • Developing cognitive empathy
  • Supporting their mental and physical health
  • Developing resilience and self-efficacy

Ready to integrate meaningful and practical service into your curriculum?