Bagging for Bucks
Contact a local grocery store and have students bag groceries for tips. Provide a jar at each checkout for tips. Also have a flyer made up and hand them out to customers that are entering the store. The flyer should explain that the members are there to bag and carry groceries free of charge and if they choose to make a tip of donation, they can feel free to leave a donation in the jar. It’s a great time and customers are often generous with their donation.
World's Worst Fortuneteller
This is a great addition to a fair or carnival. Drape a tent and label it as "World's Worst Fortuneteller." Charge a set fee or a fee for service (Tarot reading, palm reading, tea leaves). Have the fortuneteller sit at a table staring into a bowling, soccer, or basketball. Instead of reading Tarot cards, read from a deck of "Go Fish" cards; instead of reading tea leaves, read candy mint leaves or leaves from a tree; and instead of reading a palm, read an elbow. Give crazy, mixed-up fortunes, and try to tailor it to the participant if you know them well enough. Keep a tip jar close by and try to throw it into the conversation.