Let’s face it- service hours can sometimes feel like that thing you “have to do” with your free time, instead of that thing you are looking forward to doing in your spare time. But, what if you used your service hours as a time to explore your own interests and strengthen your skill set while doing GOOD? Sounds like a win-win to us.

Check out these local nonprofits below that offer unique and creative ways for teens to fulfill service hours!  Like what you see? Please SHARE these opportunities with others!

Don’t see an opportunity that is perfect for you? Fear not- there are hundreds more to choose from at dogoodweekclt.org.

  1. For those who are handy with a hammer, Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers ages 16 and older to help with construction, repair, their retail store and more.

  2. Did you know you can volunteer without leaving your house? The Humane Society is looking for remote volunteers to build a dog house, organize a fundraiser or complete a Wish List Scavenger Hunt!

  3. If you love horses, this opportunity is for you: Shining Hope Farms offers students ages 13 and up the opportunity to volunteer during student sessions, do stable work, and even help plan and execute special events!

  4. Enjoy the warm weather outdoors this spring and summer by volunteering at The First Tee as a golf coach. No experience is necessary and the position is open to teens ages 14 and up.

  5. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, Lakewood Preschool is looking for tutors to help their students practice language and math skills through activities, games, and books.

  6. Calling all junior tech wizards: The Harvest Center is looking for volunteers ages 13 and up to help guests learn basic computer skills in their Teddy Technology Lab. Volunteers can also assist guests build their resume and job search.

  7. Enjoy the great outdoors at Wing Haven as a Seed Guide. Volunteers ages 13 and up will roam the gardens, engage with young visitors and families, and do light garden maintenance and no gardening experience is necessary.

  8. It’s time to PARTY! TOSCO Music is hosting their 30th Anniversary party and needs volunteer musicians and amateur singers ages 13 and up to singalong to oldies at senior centers.

  9. Those that are passionate about the refugee community can care for refugee children at the Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte’s After School Program. Volunteers ages 15 and up will get to work with children from all over the world ages K-8 doing everything from helping with crafts to playing sports.

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