These are the ways your teen can get involved in serving our community with Generation SERVE, from one-time opportunities like our Teen Service Days to deeper commitments like our summer-long Youth Leadership Program!
Teen Service Days
Each month we offer Teen Service Days - opportunities for teens to volunteer alongside their peers without a parent or guardian. These events give teens experience with volunteer projects in support of many different nonprofit organizations and community needs.
Teen Family Volunteering
Volunteering alongside a parent or guardian is still incredibly valuable for teens. On our monthly Activity Calendar, we offer several volunteer activities for youth, ages 12+, and their families to volunteer at activities that are longer and more extensive than the activities offered to other age groups. We understand that youth ages 12 and older are capable of staying focused for longer periods of time and completing more complicated work, so we seek out opportunities for these youth and their families to serve our partner nonprofits in very meaningful ways.
Jeremiah Program Family Volunteer Commitment
Generation SERVE teens and parents are volunteering this summer in a direct service capacity with children and parents at the Jeremiah Program, an organization committed to transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. While moms in the program are at a life skills class, Generation SERVE families provide childcare.
Saturday, June 9, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Every other Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The summer session of this program is now full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Charli Krause at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for future teen + parent ongoing service opportunities!
Youth Leadership Program
For teens who are ready for a leadership role within our organization, we offer the summer Youth Leadership Program. This program gives middle school and high school students the opportunity to complete leadership training during the summer months and to become Teen Co-Leads (middle school) and Teen Leads (high school) for our Family Volunteering Program.
To join this program, teens must complete an application and interview process and be selected by our Youth Leadership Director and Teen Advisory Board.