Helpful Links

Volunteering is an amazing way to make a difference in the world. Remember, though, that it is like having a job. When you commit to a project or event, even though you are not getting paid, that you must follow through. You should always be on your best behavior too, so the adults around you will want to keep using kid volunteers.

The links below are for websites that have tips on being a good volunteer and also ways to find volunteer projects. Good luck and have fun!

Kidz World

Kidz World has a lot of interesting articles on volunteering. Type the word volunteer in the search box and scroll down for ideas.

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Teen Tips

10 great tips for teens to get ideas for volunteering.

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Hands On Network

Find your local Hands On Network location and ask for ideas on where to volunteer.

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Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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How Stuff Works

Article from How Stuff Works on how volunteering benefits kids. Have your parents read this one too!

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Idealist

 

You can search for opportunities in your area and make preferences. There is no way to search for kid options, so you will have to just read the descriptions.

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Girl Scouts

Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.

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Volunteer Match

This website allows you to search for opportunities in your area and make preferences. Scroll down and check the boxes marked Great for kids or teens.

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Camp Fire USA

Camp Fire USA builds caring, confident youth and future leaders. Camp Fire has programs for boys and girls from preschool through high school. Giving service is one of their mottos. Search their site to find out if there is a council in your area and if not, contact the national office to find out how you can get involved.

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