Depending on the source, between 20% and 55% of all young people volunteer and there are MANY benefits to youth volunteering (like better grades, better health, better chance at getting into college and getting a job). Check out some amazing stats on the tangible benefits of volunteering from Youth Service America.
Teens often need to fulfill required service hours for school, church or other organizations and it can be tricky to find opportunities that fit their interests or busy schedules. Or to do things that give back in new ways where teens really see they’re making a difference.
We created a cheat sheet: 6 Fun and Unique Ways for Teens to Earn Required Service Hours. It’s a downloadable PDF. Hope this is a great free resource to keep service a positive experience for teens!