Volunteering is amazing.
Think about it: when you volunteer, you get all the benefits of an internship, such as learning important skills and making connections with professionals in an industry. But you also get to help people and to make a lasting change for the better. You get to spread good feeling and to feel really accomplished about the work you have done because you know it makes a difference.
Some high schools require students to complete a certain number of volunteering or community service hours. As a teen, it can be challenging to figure out which organizations need your help, and also where you will find a cause or activity that excites you. The more excited you are, the more helpful you will be! Choose a cause that is important to you, or that utilizes a skill you want to develop or hone.
Here are some websites to help you get started: