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Clubs | Do Something

Looking for a way to engage your students in making a change in the community? Start a Do Something Club! DoSomething.org has been helping student groups across the county by providing seed funds and online resources. Want some ideas? We want to help! As always, contact us at 662-332-2246.What is a Do Something Club?

Do Something Clubs are your chance to take action in your community with your friends. Clubs do projects on any issue that matters to them. We give you ideas and resources, you decide what projects your Club takes on.

Do Something Clubs must post at least 2 projects a year, but the more the better! Start a Club today and you’ll be eligible for a Clubs Grant and monthly prizes. You’ll also get newsletters and three packages a year full of project resources, upcoming opportunities, and Do Something SWAG and it’s all free!

How do I start one?

  1. Recruit 4 other committed members.
  2. Brainstorm 2 projects. Your projects can be original ideas or your club can join Do Something campaigns.
  3. Tell us what you have planned and why you want to start a Do Something Club in your school or community.
  4. We’ll let you know if your club has been approved within a few days.
  5. Do Something!

Get started on your application!

Got a question about Do Something Clubs or taking action in your school or community? Contact our resident pro through the helpline at http://www.dosomething.org/help or call (212) 254-2390 ext 232.

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