Best volunteer opportunities for teenagers

Posted: October 19, 2010 in Uncategorized
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You’re never too young to make a difference in the world.
Teenagers can be an incredible force of change in the lives of those who are struggling. The Salvation Army has many opportunities for teenagers to apply their unique energy, talents and enthusiasm to help those in need.
Your reasons for volunteering is an unique as you are. Many times, you want to learn more about the issues that plague society. Other times, you want to reach out and make a difference. No matter what the reason, you’re needed!
Some of the easiest ways for teens to volunteer with the Salvation Army include:
* Helping serve in The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma’s Red Shield Kitchen, which provides a free dinner to anywhere from 80 to 300 people a night
* Help put together grocery orders for the food pantry. Help our social services office put together bags of food for families who need extra assistance.
* Help out at the Boys and Girls Club. Got a knack for math or reading? Help tutor children. Like sports? We always need people to help with our student athletes.
* Become trained as a disaster volunteer. When a major event – like a tornado – occurs, The Salvation Army responds with drinks, food and spiritual counseling to victims and responders
* Ring bells at Christmas. It’s a great way to help raise money for all the important programs that assist more than 125,000 people in Oklahoma City every year.
* Help serve during The Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving Day meal. We need hundreds of volunteers to serve the homeless on this special holiday.
For more information about volunteering, call Lois Green at 405-246-1101.


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