Category Archives: volunteer opportunity

Global Youth Service Day — April 12 – 14, 2019

The 31st annual Global Youth Service Day will be held during the weekend of April 12-14. Global Youth Service Day is the largest youth service and civic action event in the world and the only one that celebrates, expands, and sustains the capacity of all youth ages 5-25 and their communities to thrive by working together for the common good.

New this year: in addition to the usual service projects and celebration events, Youth Service America is encouraging young people to become activists and advocates to address root causes of problems through policy change and challenging everyone to help renew the spirit of democracy and citizenship that’s under threat around the world.

Find ideas and resources on the Youth Service America website.

Youth leadership volunteer opportunity at Irvine Nature Center

Do you like to spend time outdoors, enjoy working with kids, or have an affinity for animals?  Irvine Nature Center is seeking responsible youth leaders, at least 14 years of age, to volunteer for our Summer Nature Camp.  Spend your time helping counselors deliver nature lessons, lead kids on hikes, and play games.  The purpose of the training program is to provide leadership training for youth who love working with children in a camp environment and who are interested in future camp counseling.  The program will provide youth leaders with hands on experience working with young campers and the opportunity to cultivate their skills and knowledge in the day camp setting and have a close involvement with the natural environment.

Spaces limited! Application Deadline is May 15, 2015.

TIME COMMITMENT:

1. Must commit to at least four consecutive camp sessions. (June 15th-August 21st)

2. Monday- Friday, Half day option 8 a.m.-1 p.m. or Full day option 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. June 15-Aug 21, 2015.

COMPENSATION:

This is a volunteer position offering valuable training for future camp, environmental and education-related employment. Community service hours/internship hours given. Returning youth leaders are eligible to apply for the paid junior counselor position.

Contact Kim Scotto, Irvine’s volunteer coordinator, for more information at 443-738-9240 or ScottoK@ExploreNature.org

 

Want to be a hospital volunteer this summer?

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Volunteer Services hosts a Summer Junior Volunteer Program every year for high school students who are at least 15 years old.  The year’s program runs from Friday, June 26, to Friday, August 14 — seven weeks. Students accepted into the program can earn from 80 to 120 service learning hours by volunteering two to three days per week in administrative positions or patient/family-centered positions.

The application packet (available here) includes an application, a parental consent form, an essay question, and two school recommendation forms.  The listed items are considered a complete application packet. The entire packet must be completed and postmarked by Saturday, February, 28, 2015, for consideration. The application process is competitive and not all applicants will be accepted.