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Youth Volunteers

Youth Volunteerism 

Photo Of Camp Happy VolunteerVolunteering is a fun thing to do!

You can participate in a volunteer project with a group of your friends or you can use volunteering as a way to develop new friendships. You can participate in activities that you enjoy or learn new skills to share with others.

Volunteering will give you the opportunity to grow and to gain a sense of achievement through learning news things and taking pride in all your accomplishments!

Photo of Fort Steward ACS Youth at the ComputerThrough volunteering you make contacts, gain work experience, and sometimes find paying jobs. Volunteer service is required by some high schools for graduation and is a plus on any job resume or college application. By volunteering you can explore a career so that you can gain experience and learn if the field is what you expected. You can do what you enjoy or broaden your horizons! Your involvement can be in support of a deserving cause or to provide a needed service. Volunteering can bring you great satisfaction by meeting an extraordinary challenge or receiving a warm smile from someone you have helped. Find the volunteer opportunity that interests you and begin helping someone today.

Have you considered the following?

  • Habitat for Humanity will teach you carpenter skills and give you the satisfaction of providing families with a home.
  • Therapeutic-riding programs will allow you to work with horses while helping the disabled.
  • Red Cross positions often provide the opportunity to evaluate the medical field while assisting patients and/or medical personnel.
  • Using your knowledge to assist others will be impressive on a college or job application and provide a sense of accomplishment.

Photo of Fort Steward Youth AwardsThere are links in the column to the right that emphasize volunteerism among youth. It contains ideas for volunteering, organizations where you may consider volunteering, recognition for youth who volunteer, and scholarships that are based on volunteer service. The Organizations section provide a background on many volunteer organizations in our nation. View the Positions Nationwide section to find several sites to search for volunteer opportunities by your town, state, zip code, interest, skills, and age.

There are exciting volunteer positions in Army communities. To begin your search, click here!

Enter a location in the search box to find services near your area
America’s Promise - The Alliance for Youth

Led by General Colin Powell, dedicated to ensuring children and youth become successful adults.

Views: 703

Hundreds of goal oriented projects, members who complete their service are eligible for an education award.

Views: 699
4-H Youth Organization

The 4-H Web Site about youth volunteering – Why volunteer, learn about other youth volunteering, tell about your experiences and create your own web page, link to other 4-H sites.

Views: 735
Army Teen Panel

Group of selected teens whose goal is to increase and improve communication between Army Teens and Army leadership. They brief Army leadership on issues important to Army Teens serve as a vehicle for teens to express their feelings at the installation level.

Views: 730
Do Something

Group mobilizes youth to be leaders who measurably strengthen their communities, opportunities to volunteer.

Views: 700
Ground Hog Shadow Day

Groundhog Job Shadow Day enriches the lives of students by acquainting them with the world of work.

Views: 632
President's Volunteer Service Award

This new award now incorporates the President's Student Service Award. The President's Volunteer Service Award was created to recognize the tens of millions of Americans who have made a sustained commitment to volunteer service. There is a special section for kids and young adults including ideas for volunteering.

Views: 823
Presidential Freedom Scholarships

Promotes student service and civic engagement. These scholarships, funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency, recognize high school students for outstanding leadership in service to their community and neighbors.

Views: 781
Promise Passport

Army youth volunteer in support of America’s Promise.

Views: 799
Red Cross Youth Services

Learn what you can do in the Red Cross. Read the Messenger a monthly newsletter, view videos in the tools section to hear what youth say about what they accomplish through the Red Cross.

Views: 480
Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute

Provides youth with the encouragement, peer networks and leadership skills necessary for them to make meaningful contributions to their communities and begin a life-long journey of leadership and service.

Views: 715
Red Cross

Since the founding of Junior Red Cross in 1917, youth and the Red Cross have been partners. Today involvement of young people with the Red Cross is more important than ever. Our goal is to provide young people with meaningful opportunities for education, training, and volunteer/community service. Opportunities for kids, teens, and young adults in college. Link to items of interest for each.

Views: 689
Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services

Tells how youth can support the armed forces.

Views: 680
Serve Net Volunteer Now

Enter your zip code and find volunteer activities in your area. Check the adult section on this web page for similar links.

Views: 604
Youth Engaged in Service (YES) Ambassador Program

Places community-minded young people between the ages of 18-25 with statewide "Partner" organizations for one year to provide technical assistance, training, advocacy and program development around youth service, service-learning and youth leadership.

Views: 666
Youth Serve America

A resource center and the premier alliance of 200+ organizations committed to increasing the quantity and quality of opportunities for young Americans to serve locally, nationally, or globally.

Views: 622