I’m looking for ideas for “do-it-yourself” service projects—things that can be done on site at the parish with 20 or 30 adult volunteers in a couple of hours. One such idea, albeit quite ambitious, is the Helping Hands project from Catholic Relief Services. This requires 40 volunteers and a minimum of two hours to package 10,000 meals!
For the upcoming Year of Mercy, I hope to work with a local parish to organize opportunities for adults to gather (ideally when their children are attending religious education classes) to participate in mercy experiences (formerly known as service projects) in which they gather, create, assemble, package, organize, etc. “things” that can be of real assistance to those in need.
What ideas or resources can you point me to?