Community Service & Volunteering

Finding Volunteer Opportunities Near You

Local Opportunities

Boys and Girls Club

Be a Teen Tutor!

We encourage teens to tutor younger kids with reading, writing, comprehension and mathematic skills. This is a great opportunity for teens to get involved in the community and take on a mentoring and leadership role. Not only do teens benefit from this program, but the younger kids are shown the importance of education by youth they look up to.

Torch Club

Torch Club is a community service focused group that serves the Kirkland area. We have done service projects such as sending cards and cookies to the troops in Iraq, decorating donation boxes and visiting retirement homes. Grades 6-8 are welcome! Meetings take place every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Club Teen Center.

Keystone Club

Keystone is a community service focused group that serves the Club and surrounding area. Our service projects in the past have included putting on events such as fundraisers, Parents' Night Out and Teen Night. We have also spent a lot of time volunteering at a youth shelter in Seattle. Teens in grades 9-12 are welcome. Meetings take place every Thursday at from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Club Teen Center.

National and International Opportunities

Dorot Community Service and Volunteer Programs

Description: DOROT has been an innovative leader in the fields of aging services and volunteerism. Building upon this success, we initiated a strategic planning process with the overriding goal of strengthening our ability to carry out the core mission. The mission of Dorot involves alleviating social isolation among the elderly and providing services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. Dorot serves the Jewish and wider community, bringing the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals.
Participants: High school students.
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Global Leadership Adventures Summer Service and Volunteer Summer Programs

Global Leadership Adventures (GLA) offers international high school volunteer abroad summer programs for socially conscious teens interested in making positive changes in struggling communities around the world. GLA’s mission is to inspire the next generation of leaders to realize their potential to transform the world and their role in it.
Participants: High school students.
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Global Routes Summer Service and Volunteer Summer Programs

Global Routes brings people with different worldviews together. Programs are designed to create meaningful cross-cultural relationships through immersion in small, rural communities abroad. Living and working with people throughout the world challenges participants and local community members to step outside boundaries, meet new people, learn about new cultures. The community service involves immersion in a small, rural village. Participants learn the daily rhythms of life in their host community and work alongside locals on projects they have selected to most benefit for the community.
Participants: High school students.
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Broadreach Study Abroad Community Service and Travel Programs

Broadreach Study Abroad Summer Programs are designed to help our students better understand the world and the endless opportunities that await them, now and down the road. Broadreach is designed to prove students with a chance to explore their passions and abilities alongside like-minded teens in some of the world’s most incredible places. Students can immerse themselves in unique learning experiences within a variety of communities and ecosystems.
Participants: High school students and middle school students.
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CIEE Study Abroad Community Service Summer Programs

CIEE High School Abroad programs are designed for U.S. high school students to have the opportunity to see the world and to increase their global awareness. Through the summer study abroad programs, high school students take lasses with native students and live with a native host family. Students can become immersed in another language and culture.
Participants: High school students.
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