Volunteering among youth is steadily growing, and it’s not only a way to learn valuable, life skills, it can be very rewarding for teens. Research has shown that youth who volunteer are more likely to do well in school, graduate and vote.
Hillcrest Health & Rehab is recruiting teen volunteers for their Summer Volunteen Program, and the deadline to sign-up is May 27.
The eight-week summer session runs June 8 – July 31 and is for kids ages 10-17. “Volunteens” commit to one, two-hour shift each week and participate in activities ranging from art and baking to playing games and the Wii while visiting with patients.
Volunteens will need to attend an orientation on June 1 at 11:30 a.m. or 4:30 p.m.
Other Teen Opportunities:
Teen volunteers can also sign up to volunteer at any of Hillcrest’s service lines year-round. Participating teens, ages 13-18, are asked to give a six-month commitment to their volunteer service and community leadership training. Go here for more information on Hillcrest’s volunteer programs.