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When students are empowered with the knowledge, skills and resources to be leaders, they can change our world for the better.

But we know as teachers, you need support and tools to be able to organize student volunteer activities on top of everything else in your busy educator schedules.

A WE Volunteer Now grant makes it easy to set up your student service project, and you’ll get a $250 grant to get started or continue your ongoing campaign! Whether your students want to give back locally or globally, WE Volunteer Now will help you channel your students’ passion for volunteerism.

To get started, simply fill out the form to the right and you’ll get an instant download from WE Volunteer Now, full of information on how to start a volunteer campaign at your school. You’ll also get access to grade-specific lessons you can use right away.

Plus, 700 schools will receive a $250 grant, made possible by The Allstate Foundation, to use towards their service projects!

WE Volunteer Now Campaign Resources include:

  • A step-by-step guide on how to get started with service learning in your classroom
  • Volunteering ideas
  • Information on important local and global issues, voiced especially for students
  • A worksheet for you to complete with your class—by the end you’ll have a solid idea of which volunteering option is best for you!
  • WE Volunteer Now curriculum
  • Teacher checklists to keep you on track
  • Prize Package(s)
  • Rules
700 schools will receive a $250 grant to use towards their volunteer project!
Together we can bring out the good! We’re so excited you would like to join other WE Schools across the U.S. in taking part in making meaningful change in your local community through WE Volunteer Now and planning service projects this academic year. Made possible by The Allstate Foundation, the WE Volunteer Now grants help schools and youth groups in their effort to give back to their local communities in a creative and unique way! The grants are worth $250, and there are 700 available. The grants will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to all eligible schools/groups, to be used towards supporting your volunteer project! The eligible school or youth organization must:
  • Have an educator, administrator, or adult group leader to fill out this application
  • Be based in the U.S. and registered in the WE Schools program*
  • Plan to use the provided funds between September 2019 – August 2020
  • Include students/youth participants in grades K-12
  • Participate in the WE Volunteer Now Campaign*
As per additional eligibility requirements from The Allstate Foundation, your school or youth organization cannot use the grant to:
  • Advocate religious or political ideology
  • Attempt to influence legislation
  • Promote political campaigns
  • Directly donate the funds towards fundraising events such as golf tournaments, charity dinners, walk-a-thons, etc.
  • Fulfill individual or group pledges
*As part of the grant application, you will be automatically registered for the WE Schools program, a service-learning program provided free-of-charge. For more information. By entering my email address, I agree to receive emails from WE that are designed to help me change the world – through WE Schools resources, events and other recommended opportunities. I can unsubscribe at any time, contact WE here and read the WE Privacy Policy here. Back to top