The National FFA Organization embraces the idea of giving back to our communities. The last line of the FFA motto “Living to Serve”, signifies the vital role service plays in our organization.
In an effort to increase service engagement, the National FFA offers several opportunities. Also check out our
LTS Facebook page to see more about the great things chapters around the country are doing!
These grants support FFA chapters in implementing semester-long service learning projects that address local environmental needs.
These grants support chapters in Feeding Our World – Starting At Home through year-long service learning projects that address hunger.
Each year, proud FFA members from across the nation volunteer as part of National Days of Service at the National FFA Convention & Expo.
Help FFA donate 3.5 million meals by the 2016 National FFA Convention.
Types of Service
Community service is the engagement of individuals or groups in an organized activity that contributes to the local, national, or world community. It is also known as volunteering which is defined as the practice of people working on behalf of others or a particular cause, without payment, for their time and services. Potential community service projects include adopt-a-highway, canned food or clothing drive, or tutoring other students.
A common misconception is that service-learning is the same as community service, but there are distinct differences. For example, service-learning occurs over the course of a semester or year, makes learning more hands-on, includes intentional and structured reflection, and creates reciprocal partnerships. Service-learning projects provide a meaningful way of applying the leadership and educational skills learned in school and through FFA to meet an identified community issue. Simply put, the value of service-learning is in learning by doing. One example of a service-learning project is creating a community garden to harvest produce throughout the year to donate to local food pantries.