Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students

One of the best things you can do for your community as well as yourself is get out there and volunteer. There are so many different volunteer areas you can explore. Make it fun by getting a group of classmates together and wearing your favorite high school apparel to show the town that your school has students that care about your neighborhood.

Aside from being great for the community, volunteering looks good on college applications and job résumés. There are opportunities both in your community and abroad, and it’s worth exploring all of them. You might learn that you have a new passion that will continue on after this volunteer option. Volunteering is a great way to learn about you while helping others. A few popular volunteer options include:

Neighborhood clean-up – picking up trash around town is a great way to make your city look and feel great for those who live there and are just passing through.

Walking dogs at the local animal shelter – the animals in shelters need human contact and love. Taking them for walks to stretch their logs is a great act of kindness. Plus, maybe someone around town will see the cute pooch and adopt it!

Painting fire hydrants or other shabby items around the city – you want your town to look nice and welcoming, and sometimes there is more that needs to be done than there are people to do it. Grabbing a group of friends and working to spruce up the community can be a great way to bond and give back at the same time.

Food drives – collecting food to donate to local charities is an easy and effective way to help the community.

Serving food at a food bank – serving to those in need at a food bank will help you see how lucky you are to have what you do. Plus you’ll get to meet some wonderful people!

Whatever volunteer opportunity you choose, you will always feel better about yourself after you give back to those who need help.

Show your High School Spirit at Summer Camp

School’s out for the summer! A lot of you will probably end up at summer camps to fill up some of the long, hot days ahead. Just because school is on a break it doesn’t mean you can’t still wear your favorite high school spirit gear and represent your school while you’re away this summer. It could even be fun if you and your friends rocked your school colors while away at camp and kept up that team spirit and pride.

There are a lot great reasons to go to summer camp:

  • Making new friends
  • Playing different games and sports that you don’t normally get to play, like archery
  • Getting outside for some fresh air
  • Swimming! Lots of camps have both pools and lakes to swim in
  • Field trips like hiking and camping
  • Bonfires and s’mores
  • Lasting memories

Parents, including the list above, there are a lot great benefits to sending your kids to camp over the summer.

  • Peer role models
  • Independence while under supervision
  • Development of values
  • Gain new interests and hobbies
  • Learning and growth experiences

Explore the summer camp options in your area for particular points of interest. Instead of a general summer camp you may be more interested in a science, math or cheerleading camp. There are many different kinds of camps available to kids to keep them entertained this summer. Instead of lying around and playing video games, get out into the fresh air! There is a world out there to experience and learn from, and so much fun stuff to do!