“The Ministry of Justice and Service nurtures in young people a social consciousness and a commitment to a life of justice and service rooted in their faith in Jesus Christ, in the Scriptures, and in Catholic social teaching; empowers young people to work for justice by concrete efforts to address the causes of human suffering; and infuses the concepts of justice, peace, and human dignity into all ministry efforts.” (RTV, p. 38)
JustTeach is an orginization out of Joliet and they have an archive full of resources on Justice issues.
The National Federation of Youth Ministry also has a bunch of resources. CRS, Rice Bowl, Souper Bowl for Caring and a host of others are located on this site.:
Also from the federations website they have Catholic Social Teaching resources:
Here are some service groups and ideas: Click the name of the organization to go to their site. These are all great groups and any of them would be great. This isn't the list to end all lists. There are others out there that are great places to go too.
Nazareth Farm: a farm in West Virginia whose main goal is to serve the community... have been great organization.
Catholic Heart Workcamp: Great program that is nationally heralded as a great camp for kids. Variety of sites and services.
Young Neighbors in Action: Great program run by Center for Ministry Development. This is a top program.
Shine: Week long project for high school and college students.
Group Workcamps: For teens and preteens.... this is a well known project too.