Volunteer Match is the largest network in the volunteer world matching volunteers to local and virtual volunteer opportunities.
Through their Leadership Programs, teens learn how to become community leaders and impact real change while committing to values such as compassion, empathy, and justice.
The largest not-for-profit exclusively for young people and social change, DoSomething members volunteer for social change and civic action campaigns where they can make a real-world impact on causes they care about.
GVI runs volunteer and internship programs in 21 locations (and when not virtual in 13 countries around the world) related to sustainable development.
Animal shelters rely on volunteers to help care for animals and their facilities, as well as for events and activities. The Humane Society has volunteer opportunities nationwide, or you can get in touch with your local animal shelter to find out how you can help.
SOUP KITCHENS AND FOOD PANTRIES
Soup kitchens and food pantries are excellent volunteer opportunities, whether students volunteer on location or collect food in their communities. This organization can connect students to local kitchens and pantries.
Great for gardeners and those who are interested in the environment (composting), engineering, and architecture (building garden beds). And the food can even help a local food pantry! The American Community Gardening Association can help you find a garden nearby.
Boys and Girls Clubs help kids, especially those in vulnerable populations, to reach their fullest potential. Volunteers work with children ages six and up on homework, craft projects, and games.
The American Red Cross has an entire youth section called Red Cross Youth. Teens can organize blood drives, become educated and ready for disaster relief, or train younger children about in-home safety
Many library systems enlist volunteers to re-shelve books, help patrons find what they’re looking for, and assist with events and other programs.