Campaign for Secular Service

What is the Campaign for Secular Service?

The Campaign for Secular Service is a Center for Inquiry initiative that calls for freethinkers and secularists to provide service to their communities. We will be working with student and community groups, allies, and supporters to ignite a passion for secular service and to share our knowledge of how to organize service projects. We will all work together to pledge service where our efforts are needed.

What are the Goals of this Campaign?

i. Make a positive impact on our communities
ii. Promote secularism and humanist values
iii. Fall 2012: Raise money with Foundation Beyond Belief for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night campaign 

What is Light the Night?

Good question! Read more here 

What should my group do? 

Service Project Ideas:

  1. Mentoring
  2. Be a Big Bro/Big Sis
  3. Donate food, winter clothing, school supplies
  4. Help at a humane society
  5. Do lawn work for someone who cannot
  6. Start a community garden
  7. Beautify an area with art!
  8. Clean up a park/highway
  9. Help clean a waterway
  10. Plant some trees
  11. Help out at a day camp
  12. Read to the blind
  13. Join the bone marrow registry
  14. Donate your hair for Locks of Love/Cancer Kids/similar
  15. Hang out with old people
  16. Help a homeless org or soup kitchen
  17. Work with a literacy center or ESL program 
  18. Volunteer with a hospice program
  19. So many more! Check with land conservancies, parks departments, your local secular orgs, and community groups

What are other groups doing?

Good question! Check out info on service projects that were carried out by some of our most active and engaging affiliates:

About CFI On Campus

CFI On Campus is the student outreach initiative of the Center for Inquiry, whose mission is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. CFI On Campus helps students promote these values on college and high school campuses around the world.


Did you provide a service?

Tell us about it! We’re tallying service hours to show everyone how hard secular and freethinking groups are working to make their communities better places to live. Please take a minute to fill out this form. Email us if you have any questions, and thank you for all that you do!


Thank you for your participation!