Volunteens is a website that helps teenage high school students find volunteering opportunities to not only better their community, but also to fill their high school’s required community service hours.
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Some Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Broward County 4H Program
Contact Person: Germaine Pointer
Job Title: Att: Germaine Pointer
Address 1: 3245 College Ave
Address 2: Davie
ZIP code: 33314
Contact Number : 954 370 3725
Our mission is to enable young people to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes that help them become productive and contributing members of society. We need volunteer teens to assist clubs and leaders, and to work as summer day camp assistants. Minimum age: 16 years old
Boca Helping Hands
Contact Person: Joanne Szja
Job Title: Administrator
Address 1: Friendship Baptist Church
Address 2: 1421 NE Second Court
City: Boca Raton
Contact Number : 561.447.9275
Boca Helping Hands provides bags of groceries from its food pantry and hot meals on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. In addition it provides more than 1000 sandwiches and snacks a week for the children in low-income, after-school, child-care facilities in the area. Shut-in meals are also provided. We welcome teen (16+) volunteers. The center is a wonderful place for students to volunteer because of its friendly and caring atmosphere.
Contact Person: Bobby Rauch
Job Title: Founder/President
Address 1: 3900 Jog Road 33434
City: Boca Raton
ZIP code: 33434
Contact Number : 561-271-0506
Giving Lax is an organization dedicated to bringing lacrosse to underprivileged youth in South Florida. Giving Lax collects new and used lacrosse equipment to outfit the children with all necessary protective gear. Once we've collected enough equipment, we begin our instructional lacrosse clinics at various after-school centers. We are always in need of volunteer coaches.
Contact Person: James Cummings
Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Address 1: 3400 Belvedere Road
City: West Palm Beach
ZIP code: 33406
Contact Number : 561.682.0026 Fax: 561.682.0037
Volunteers are needed to act as jurors, clerks, and attorneys in Youth Court, a nationwide program run locally to help unclog the court system. Juveniles charged with misdemeanors or minor felonies waive their right to be tried in traditional court and are tried in youth court in return for a clean record upon completion of probation (or whatever sentence the court imposes). The recidivism rate, or rate of re-arrest, in youth court is 4-5% versus the 28-34% rate of traditional court. Recently the Youth Court Program was expanded to include the Teen Drug Court function as well. Youth Court is held in four locations throughout the county, including Delray Beach Courthouse at 200 West Atlantic Ave where trials take place every Thursday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. Other locations include West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Belle Glade. Parents are welcome to watch their children in action, but all proceedings must remain confidential. Attorney training takes place in September; student volunteers will be coached by pro bono lawyers. Great for students interested in a law career.
Contact Person: Kevin Rasnake
Job Title: Therapeutic Recreation Dept.
Address 1: 2728 Lake Worth Road
Address 2: Lake Worth
City: Lake Worth
ZIP code: 33461
Contact Number : 561.588.5035 ext. 4
Service with the Special Olympics begins with the Indoor Games in September. Students can help with Bowling competitions on September 18th. In addition, volunteers are needed to help with various sports practices both fall and spring. Volunteers assist coaches through enthusiastic encouragement of the athletes and often participate in physical activity.