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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.

If you know of organizations or events that you would like us to add to this website, please contact us at alex@heatzig.com

Also, if you are viewing this website from a county that is not Broward or Palm Beach and would like to bring VolunTeens to your area send me an email!

 

Some Teen Volunteer Opportunities

JARC Community Garden

 

Contact Person: Kimberli Swann

Job Title: Community Garden Coordinator

Address 1: 21160 95th Ave. S.

Address 2:

City: Boca Raton

State: FL

ZIP code: 33428

Contact Number : 561.558.2569

Email: kimberlis@jarcfl.org

Website: www.jarcfl.org

We serve adults with developmental disabilities. Our vegetable garden is used for therapeutic, social, and vocational training. We need volunteers to help maintain our garden working side by side with clients and instructors. Includes pulling weeds, planting, and watering. Must be willing to get dirty sometimes. May include field trips to other gardens, garden craft days, etc. Our clients are passionate about their garden!

Make-A-Wish Foundation

 

Contact Person: Melissa Venditti

Job Title: .

Address 1: 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 208

Address 2: Fort Lauderdale

City: Fort Lauderdale

State: FL

ZIP code: 33312

Contact Number : 888-773-9474

Email:

Website: www.sfla.wish.org

Mission: The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Make-a-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida serves Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, Highlands, Monroe, Hendry, Glades, Collier and Lee. OUr biggest cities include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Key West, Naples, and Fort Myers counties. The average cost of a wish is $5,000.

The Kids for Wish Kids® (elementary, middle school ages) and Wishmakers® (high school and college ages) programs are fundraising programs implemented int he schools, religious organizations, and community/civic organizations to raise funds and community awareness on behalf of Make-A-Wish. For more information, fundraising ideas and forms, log onto: www.sfla.wish.org/spev-kidsforwishkids.htm or call 954-967-9474.

Boys and Girls Club of Broward County

 

Contact Person: Boys and Girls Club of Broward County

Job Title: Volunteer coordinator

Address 1: Kelly 1111 NW 69th Way

Address 2: And 13 other locations across Broward County

City: Hollywood

State: FL

ZIP code: 33024

Contact Number : 954-537-1010 or 800-962-2420.

Email:

Website: www.bgcbc.org

Serving more than 13,000 children each year, our purpose is to inspire and enable young people, ages 7-18, especially those from challenging circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Boys and Girls Club offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities, year round, every day of the year. Teen volunteers, at least 16 years old, can assist at special public events, and help with bulk mailings or other office work during weekdays or some Saturday mornings. Groups of volunteers are welcome for special projects, mass mailings, fundraisers and other projects.

SunFest Music, Art & Waterfront Festival

 

Contact Person: Katrina Weeks

Job Title: Volunteer/Membership Coordinator

Address 1: Headquarters

Address 2: 525 Clematis Street

City: West Palm Beach

State: FL

ZIP code: 33401

Contact Number : 561.659.5980

Email: kweeks@sunfest.com

Website: www.sunfest@sunfest.com

SunFest is Florida's largest music, art & waterfront festival held APril 27th - May 7th in downtown West Palm Beach. Every year we have hundreds of student volunteers who earn community service credit helping with a variety of tasks.

To access volunteer opportunities, go to "Team Sunfest" at www.sunfest@sunfest.com. A schedule of orientation meetings and volunteer activities will be listed.

Lighthouse Habitat for Humanity

 

Contact Person: Volunteer Coordinator

Job Title: Patty 1635 North Old Dixie Hwy

Address 1: Jupiter, Florida 33469

Address 2:

City: Jupiter

State: AL

ZIP code: 103

Contact Number : 561.743.7526 ext.

Email: voluncoor@bellsouth.net

Website:

Looking for volunteers to staff our Thrift Store in Tequesta on Saturdays and during the summer. Store hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and we are open Wednesday through Saturday. Choose your hours and be part of an exciting team that partners with people in need, building affordable homes in our community. Responsibilities include pricing stock, cash register, answering the phone and helping customers as needed. With the profits from our store, we are able to continue our mission helping people in need. Volunteers are also needed for construction sites (must be 16 years or older). Construction will begin at the end of September 2004 and continue through the school year.


My name is Megan Mangines, and I am the President of VolunTeens. I am a rising Junior at American Heritage High School in Boca Raton, Florida, Florida. I am excited about making this website more useful than ever! If you are visiting this website from outside the Palm Beach and Broward County that we are currently located in and would like to make a difference in your community, contact me for a great opportunity!
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