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Teens, ages 13-18, provide much-needed help to Austin area nonprofits, while working alongside their peers, without a parent or guardian. These events give teens experience with volunteer projects in support of many different community needs.
The Generation SERVE Teen Advisory Board started our Teen Service Days to increase the number of volunteer opportunities for teens. These events are led by members of the Teen Leadership Program and Teen Advisory Board, in coordination with our Teen Leadership Program staff.
Teen Service Days are available for teens to sign up to attend on our Activity Calendar on the Teen Service Days tab. We have also hosted teen service days for teens through Boys & Girls Club, Young Latino Leaders, Youth Advisory Council, the Settlement Home for Children, and Maven Youth.
Teens Volunteering with Friends
We love it when teens volunteer with their friends! Please share our Activity Calendar with friends and refer them to the Teen Service Days tab. Each family will need to sign their teen(s) up individually.
Reminders Before Signing Up for a Teen Service Day
We want to hear from you!
Are there certain kinds of activities you would like to see on our Teen Service Days calendar? Contact us here to provide your input and feedback on your Teen Service Day experiences.
Teen Service Day Frequently Asked Questions
What does "drop-off" mean?
These events are for teens only! Parents / guardians do not need to stay for the service activity. These events are created by teens and for teens.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A TEEN SERVICE DAY?
Click on the CALENDAR button on our website and navigate to the Teen Service Days tab. Look for an opportunity that works for your teen and RSVP in the bottom right-hand corner. If this is your first time to sign up for a Generation SERVE activity, you will have to complete our one-time online registration and waiver form before completing your RSVP.
can I bring a friend?
Yes, you can bring a friend if they are a teen and they have signed up on the Teen Service Day calendar for that Teen Service Day.
What happens when the TEEN SERVICE DAYS CALENDAR is full?
what does teen-only mean?
Anyone who is between the ages of 13 - 18 is welcome to sign up and attend.
can siblings attend a teen service day?
Siblings who are not teenagers may not attend. Due to partner organizations' age requirements, staff capacity, and positive, peer-based experience, we ask that only teens attend these events.
what if I am part of the TEEN leadership program?
We will have limited spots available to co-lead and lead activities during Teen Service Days. Those interested in co-leading or leading these activities should contact us here. Opportunities for leading these activities will also be announced through your Teen Leadership calendar.
As a participating teen, will I receive a Little helpers 12 award?
No, the Little Helpers 12 Award is for preschool and elementary age volunteers only.
Can you sign my paperwork for school required or court-mandated service?
All community service hours must be completed through our regularly scheduled program activities. Onsite staff are able to sign completed community service forms. It is up to the participant to determine if the activity meets the requirements given by the school or court. Please print and fill out the form as much as possible prior to asking for the signature from your activity lead or Generation SERVE staff member. If you don't have an hours verification form, you can download and print this one.