50 Rexburg Service Ideas

Tis the season to show others you care!  As the Thanksgiving and Christmas season approach, we all look for ways to serve others and show them we care.  Here’s a list of ideas for acts of service (some of them very small!) you can do right here in Rexburg. 
  1. Call and talk to a family member who lives at least an hour away
  2. Focus on not saying anything negative for a day
  3. Write a letter to a missionary
  4. Smile at someone as they walk by
  5. Pick up trash outside
  6. Rake someone’s yard (or shovel snow!)
  7. Pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru
  8. Attend the temple
  9. Give a stranger a compliment
  10. Say good morning to someone you don’t normally talk to
  11. Write a thank-you card to someone who has helped you recently
  12. Give someone a hug
  13. Hold open the door for someone
  14. Be extra courteous to pedestrians crossing the street
  15. Make a treat for someone
  16. Do something nice for the person/ family you visit or home teach
  17. Remember to say please and thank-you…even for simple things
  18. Give someone a high-five and tell them good job for something
  19. Leave an anonymous note for someone
  20. Send a card to a stranger in the phone book
  21. Make breakfast for your spouse or roommate
  22. Throw away someone’s trash for them
  23. Leave a large tip for your waiter/ waitress
  24. Babysit for someone’s kids so they can go to the temple
  25. Tell someone you love them
  26. Tell someone a joke
  27. Tell someone why you appreciate them
  28. Write and send a letter to someone you love
  29. Do a chore for your spouse/ roommate that they usually do for you
  30. Put $10 in a random gas pump
  31. Index at least 20 names
  32. Visit the nursing home and talk to the residents
  33. Go Christmas caroling (or Thanksgiving caroling…be creative)
  34. Take a treat to those waiting in line at the testing center
  35. Take a treat to those who finish their test at the testing center
  36. Write your roommates notes of appreciation
  37.  Get involved with Activities on campus (they even have SERVICE activities!)
  38.  Volunteer at the animal/ horse shelter
  39. Give someone a ride home from the grocery store
  40.  Write a letter/ email to your grandparents
  41. Clean out your closet and donate clothes you don’t wear to Deseret Industries/ Goodwill
  42.  Bring your bishop a snack for his late after-church meetings
  43.  Learn how to do family history
  44.  Pay your fast offering
  45.  Donate supplies to the Family Crisis Center
  46.  Pray for someone who needs a little extra help
  47.  Help someone who’s moving
  48.  Help clean the chapel after services
  49.  Let someone go in front of you while you’re waiting in a checkout line or in traffic
  50.  Take a treat to the fire station

 Remember, it’s the little things that count.  Elder M. Russell Ballard said “It is my humble prayer, brothers and sisters, that we will ask in our daily prayers for the inspiration to find someone for whom we can provide some meaningful service, including the service of sharing the gospel truths and our testimonies. At the end of each day, may we be able to say yes to the questions: “Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need?””

Here are some great talks and devotionals regarding serving others:

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