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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.

Certificates

  • 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 jrvolunteer@vapld.info 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 jrvolunteer@vapld.info.

Teen Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Information

Diane Presta

Email: jrvolunteer@vapld.info

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