Youth & Teen Volunteers
Youth and teens are looking for opportunities to engage and serve in the community. More schools require community service hours for social groups and graduation, and families volunteer as a way to reconnect and give back to their respective communities.
When we volunteer, we actively participate in building our community, engage in civic responsibility and discover our own special skills and talents.
We realize it is tough to find good volunteer opportunities for youth, the United Way Volunteer Center put together a Youth & Teen Volunteer Guide to assist you to volunteer on your own, with your friends, or with family members.
Youth & Teen Volunteering Guide
You can also go directly to volunteer.unitedwayjwc.org for an online database to find opportunities open to children of various ages.
Articles on the Benefits of Youth Volunteering
Check out this Huffington Post blog from Darell Hammond, the chief executive officer of KaBOOM! about Why Young People Should Engage in Service & New Resources to Get Them Started.
The HandsOn Blog has articles that may be of interest, including 15 Benefits of Family Volunteering.
Volunteer Center Youth Service Projects