If you are a young and motivated individual and want to do something good with your summer while gaining experience that will further you in life and look great on your resume while actually helping make a difference in the world by doing good, you should volunteer this summer.
There are many places in New York City that would love to have your help over the summer if you are a kid or a teen and willing to lend a hand. This is an excellent way to give back to your community and make your summer worthwhile.
One website that can really help you find your place in the volunteering world is entitled New York Cares, the way to volunteer and has a special page for youth service. If you are a youth in NYC and looking to volunteer I suggest you first check out this website here by visiting nycares.org. It is a great tool with many opportunities and more opportunities that I am going to leave out of this article and let you discover on your own.
Here are some highly recommended and fun places in New York City for youth to volunteer during the summer months.
Animal Care and Control of NYC
If you are an animal lover and between the ages of 14 to 17 or even under 13 years of age, this may be the ideal volunteering opportunity for you. If you are seeking a career in life such as a veterinarian I would highly suggest taking some time to volunteer and see what it’s all about. You can do activities such as dog walking, fund raising and media events. Visit the website here at nycacc.org or call them at (212) 788-4000. This facility is located at 326 East 110th Street, New York.
If you are an intelligent individual and want to help others this is a great place to go. The Door focused on helping youth like yourself, under the age of 21 through tutoring, school planning and recreational activities. This volunteering job is for older more experienced teens who are great in any subject such as math, science, English or life studies. Visit The Door online here at door.org or call them at (212) 966-1017. The Door is located at 555 Brooke Street, New York.
American Museum of Natural History
This is a great opportunity to get involved in the world of history and learn while doing it. This application is a little more complicated than just a summer volunteer job as it has a 1 year commitment requirement. If you are serious about getting involved in this program you can apply online at their website here amnh.org or call the museum operator at (212) 769-5000. Visit the American Museum of Natural History at Central Park West at 79th Street, New York. You must be 16 years of age of older to apply for this position.
More amazing places for youth to volunteer this summer include the American Red Cross in Greater New York Youth Groups, Achilles Kids, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Youth Services Club and Days of Service.
Or visit these additional websites for more youth friendly volunteering positions in New York City.
Volunteer Match – volunteermatch.org
Serve Net -servenet.org
Kids for Community – kidsforcommunity.org
Have an idea? Check out Youth Volunteer Grants to see if you can qualify to create your own project in New York and receiving funding for it. This is your chance to show the city what you are really made of and do something great for your community. Visit the Children for Children website here childrenforchildren.org to find out more about grants for your amazing volunteering ideas.
As you can see their are plenty of volunteering opportunities in New York City for the youth of today, so if you’re interested in learning something new and lending a helping hand or putting your ideas on the line to make your community a better place to live, don’t hesitate…
Become a volunteer today!
Sources cited: http://www.nycares.org/downloads/YouthVolunteerOpportunities.pdf