Community Service


Get involved with your community by starting one of the following community service projects at your school:

  • Test local rivers for dangerous levels of pollutants and contaminants.
  • Conduct river workshops, explaining river pollution and treatment.
  • Participate in river clean-ups.
  • Teach chemistry to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to help them earn their merit badges.
  • Perform chemistry shows (e.g., at mall or grade schools) and demonstrate neat chemistry experiments to the community.
  • Hold an open Christmas party.
  • Volunteer to serve as judges for local science fairs.
  • Adopt-A-Spot, Adopt-A-Highway, or other types of landscaping work around the campus or community.
  • Invite high school students on campus to promote chemistry and the school.
  • Participate in charity walks (e.g., March of Dimes).
  • Take part in food/clothing drives.

National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, students, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life.

Here are some creative ways your chapter can celebrate NCW:

  • Visit a local elementary school classroom, and do hands-on activities or chemical demonstrations.
  • Sponsor a chemistry related event.
  • Wear your favorite NCW/Mole T-shirt.
  • Display NCW brochures, and other chemistry related materials at your school, local libraries, museums, and other organizations.