|Ways You Can Help
Join Raina, Kathleen, and
Holly and volunteer in your own community!
Not sure how you might like to volunteer? Why
not try something that suits your interests. If
you like animals, volunteer to help out at your
local animal shelter. Or if books are more your
cup of tea, you can consider reading to a children’s
group at your local library. There are tons of
great ways you can become active and make a difference
in your own community. You’ll even have
a lot of fun along the way and meet new friends!
Below are some web sites and organizations that
can help you get started thinking about ways you’d
like to volunteer in your community. For more
ideas on volunteering in your community, you should
also try talking to a teacher or librarian for
tips on where there might be volunteer opportunities.
Help out in your community!
for Good: Youth Noise
Youth volunteer network with volunteer stories,
tips on how to be heard, and database of current
Encourages young people to create their own vision
for making a difference in their community and
provides them with the resources and support needed.
Enter your zip code, city, state, skills, interests,
and availability and be matched with organizations
Got a new idea on how to help? Start your own
Learn about nonprofit organizations and find volunteer
opportunities, organizations started by kids,
and resources to help you get involved in your
Brothers Big Sisters of America
Learn about this group that puts volunteers together
with kids who need mentors.
Work with Animals!
Information from the ASPCA
Tips for Volunteering at Your Local Animal Shelter
from the Humane Society
Help the Environment!
National non-profit youth organization empowers
kids to solve local environmental problems.
Organization dedicated to empowering young people
to lead environmental improvement movements, such
as tree-planting programs.
Earth Service Corps.
A service-learning program for teens ready to
make a difference in their communities.
for Volunteering in State Parks