Links to Volunteer Opportunities
It is so easy to find wonderful ways to be involved in our community!
Below are links to websites that provide great information about organizations that typically permit teens to volunteer.
Disclaimer: Please note that neither BHUSD nor BHHS endorses any organization or particular volunteer activity and that BHHS families need to conduct their own research to ensure that they are comfortable with their student being engaged in any organization, person, activity referenced by or contacted as a result of any information provided below or linked to any information provided below.
Information: Information changes constantly, so links below may be obsolete by the time you are using them, or information included may not be accurate. Families should confirm details because different organizations have different minimum ages for volunteering even if their descriptions indicate they welcome "teens." That may mean 18 and older so take time to research before wasting time being disappointed later by showing up and not being able to participate. Finally, some sites require users to provide an email in order to review information, so BHHS families should monitor how they want their students to get information.
Community Service in Los Angeles
This link has all kinds of community service opportunities, from one-week summer programs to weekly commitments during the school year.
You can to work with animals, kids or elders; to deliver meals or health-care services to tutor or coach; to perform or help at schools and nursing facilities; or to work with political candidates or on public policy issues, among others. This site has filters that allow you to search by age.
The newsletter has ideas about places to volunteer.
This site provides information about volunteering as well as leadership opportunities in connection with volunteering.
This site has a wide range of referrals of volunteer opportunities, from family vacations centered around volunteering to individual events.