:Spring is in the air and summer plans are in the making! In this blog, I would like to share several volunteer opportunities for teens to consider trying this summer. This list focuses on Cobb County and supplements the list of Atlanta opportunities I shared last year.
Please note many of these opportunities require parental supervision and/or parental consent. I hope you enjoy these suggestions and good luck planning your summer!
1) Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb This is a great opportunity for those interested in health care. Requirements: 16 years old and up, photo I.D., immunization records and application. Contact: Email Megan Freeman to RSVP for orientation and the application.
As a juvenile defense attorney, many of the parents I work with are constantly asking me to help them find volunteer opportunities for their kids or teens. There are a lot of great resources out there to locate these opportunities.
Get involved! Many of my clients have requested a list of volunteer opportunities for kids of various ages. Some organizations allow kids to volunteer on their own, and others require parental supervision. I recommend inquiring in advance, as policies do change from time to time.
Please enjoy these 6 opportunities for volunteering in Atlanta. For your convenience, I have created a downloadable brochure below, or you can click here!
From sponsoring families as part of an angel tree project to serving meals on Thanksgiving day, many of us make community service activities an annual tradition.
Most of you know that I am a proponent of community service. I encourage my clients to volunteer, whether required by the court or not. There are many obvious benefits: skill building, meeting new people, and for those younger-- career exploration and resume/college application building. In addition, since my juvenile clients must do projects with an adult (due to age requirements), spending quality time with a parent boosts their self esteem. Lastly, volunteering helps us put our “first world” problems in perspective when we focus on others who are struggling to meet their basic needs.
As I was compiling a list of volunteer projects for the holiday season, I realized that these ideas would translate nicely for a small business looking to do a company project for the holidays. Or, even a group or team in a large company—just think how a little healthy competition amongst teams could help the greater good! So, here is a list of projects for “kids” of all ages. Since we all have busy schedules and I wanted to make it as easy as possible to coordinate a project, each of these projects can be done on your own time table and mostly at home.
Kathryn Boortz has a passion for working with youth and their families. She is the founder of Boortz Law, a law firm that focuses on juvenile defense.