No matter their interests, your child has plenty of opportunities to get involved in the community and support the causes they care about most.
Whether it’s the arts, animals, the environment, or caregiving, your child can find volunteering opportunities that match their passions and schedule while on a break from school.
Here are five great resources to get started:
Teen-Specific: Teen Life
TeenLife has been connecting teens with experiences that inspire purpose and passion for college and life beyond school for over ten years. With a database of 10,000+ experiences for students in grades 7-12, their mission is to connect students, parents, and educators with experiential learning opportunities for middle- and high-school students.
Atlanta-Specific Opportunities: Hands On Atlanta
Hands On Atlanta mobilizes the Atlanta community to tackle the city’s most pressing needs, including food insecurity, education, environment, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). Hands On Atlanta can connect you with a trusted partner and a meaningful project in your backyard if your child is inspired to do good locally. In addition, your teen can view in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities and even create a team to volunteer with friends and family.
Charlotte-Specific Opportunities: SHARE Charlotte
SHARE Charlotte offers simple ways for neighbors, nonprofits, and businesses to come together through good to support the local community. They have over 300 volunteer opportunities across their database of 630 nonprofits, which means plenty of options to choose from.
General Volunteering Directory: Volunteer Match
Volunteer Match is the largest network in the nonprofit world, designed to connect inspired people with inspiring causes. Using the Volunteer Match platform, you can filter opportunities by location, causes, skills, and suitability for kids and teens, ensuring the volunteer work is age-appropriate. If seeking virtual volunteering opportunities, click the “Virtual Opportunities” tab in the upper right corner of the homepage!
General Nonprofit Directory: Guide Star
GuideStar is an easily accessible source of information about U.S. charities and other nonprofit organizations. You can search their database of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized organizations to find a charity to support and research a nonprofit organization’s performance and impact.
There’s no excuse for boredom this spring break. So, help your child start the search for something exciting and impactful today!