Helping kids with homework? Listening to beginning readers practice reading? Helping the school librarian reset books or put up displays. Taking on one of the bulletin boards at the school and either featuring talent of the kids or putting up displays the promote healthy activities, conflict resolution, showcasing positive things in the school or your town?
Exploring craft type things and then making and donating stuff to _______, to be given away or sold and they keep the profit?
It would be good for the "older church ladies" to have you help, but I'm not sure if I could brave that front, either. They can be formidable. (Note to older church ladies -- Lighten up, please. You're running some of us off.)
4-H has some community projects, FFA does community projects. Church youth groups do some in our area.