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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

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.

Broward County Library

 

Contact Person: Jan Moran, Riverland Branch Library

Job Title: Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library

Address 1: Two Locations: Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library

Address 2: 2800 NW 9 Court, 2710 W. Davie Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

City: Pompano Beach

State: FL

ZIP code: 33069

Contact Number : 954-968-3820

Email:

Website: www.broward.org/library.

Volunteer Opportunities may include: assisting with programs and special events; preparing crafts; shelving books and other materials; and tutoring younger children.

Horses and the Handicapped of South Florida

 

Contact Person: Juliette Holden

Job Title: ead Riding Instructor

Address 1: radewinds Park Training Center

Address 2: 3600 W. Sample Road, Mailing Address: PO Box 273542

City: Coconut Creek

State: FL

ZIP code: 33427

Contact Number : 954.974.2007

Email: Handh@flite.net

Website: www.handhmagic.org

Leader and Sidewalker. Students are needed to aid handicapped youngsters with riding instruction. Training is provided to ensure safe and enjoyable experiences for both the rider and the volunteers.  (Prior horse experience is not necessary.)  Volunteers will be asked to commit to a specific riding class. Students to groom and feed the horses, clean the stalls, etc, are also needed. If you love horses, this is a great volunteer opportunity!

Caridad Health Clinic

 

Contact Person: Sr. Frances Madigan

Job Title: Migrant Association of South Florida

Address 1: Boynton Beach Blvd

Address 2: and 441

City: Boynton Beach Blvd

State: AL

ZIP code:

Contact Number : 561.391.5200

Email:

Website:

Translating/Tutorial Program:  Each Saturday morning students meet to help migrant families and local doctors communicate at the Caridad Health Clinic.  Students also help by baby-sitting children of patients while parents are busy with the doctor.  Often Spanish speaking students help older members of the families learn English.  Although open to everyone, this is an excellent opportunity for students in the Spanish curriculum to practice and perfect Spanish.

Boca Helping Hands

 

Contact Person: Joanne Szja

Job Title: Administrator

Address 1: Friendship Baptist Church

Address 2: 1421 NE Second Court

City: Boca Raton

State: FL

ZIP code:

Contact Number : 561.447.9275

Email: .

Website:

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.


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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