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Teen Volunteering: Online Service Projects

Volunteer from home, earn service hours

Students in grades 7–12: Give back to your community and help others without leaving home. You'll earn volunteer hours, too! This program is completely flexible: no library card required; no application or training; volunteer when it fits your schedule; no minimum or maximum hours. Do what you can, when you can! And you'll make a positive difference in the world. 

How do I start?

  • Select an organization from the "volunteer activities," listed below.
  • Follow the directions on the organization's website to complete volunteer work.
  • Choose one organization (project) or a few to receive as many volunteer hours as you need.

How do I earn hours?

  • For each activity that you complete, fill out and submit the Teen Volunteering: Online Service Projects form.
  • ​Take a photo of your finished volunteer project (e.g. drawing, coloring project, letter, card, etc.) and upload it to the form. No selfies required.
    • If you do not submit a photo or complete the form, you will not receive credit for the activity you submitted.
  • Submit one form per activity: no limit on the number of submissions.
  • Submit forms no later than Friday, April 30, 2021.


  • Once the teen volunteer program ends on April 30th, hours will be totaled for all volunteers who complete the program.
  • Certificates include your name, hours that you volunteered, and the volunteer coordinator's signature.
  • Certificates will be emailed in mid-May to all who successfully completed the program and submitted the required forms.

Service Hour Verification

  • Volunteer hours can only be verified after certificates are emailed after the program ends in April.
  • After certificates are emailed, the volunteer or school representative can email the form or link to the volunteer coordinator at to have hours verified.

Will the online volunteer program be held again?

  • The online volunteer program will begin a new session in June 2021.

Volunteer activities

Online Service Projects Form

When you complete a volunteer activity, complete the Online Service Projects form to earn credit. The last day to submit forms is Friday, April 30, 2021.

If you have questions, please email

Teen Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Information

Diane Presta


Phone: 224-543-1485



Thank you, past volunteers!

Fall's program, by the numbers...

  • 80 volunteers in grades 7–12
  • 682 activities
  • 1,081 total volunteer hours