How to Find the Right Volunteer Position for YOU!
Interested in volunteering in our community, but don’t know where to begin? Here are some easy steps:
1. Look through the list below of local agencies that offer volunteer positions for high school students. Begin by thinking about your interests and where you want to make an impact. Do you like working with children, senior citizens, people with disabilities, or animals? Do you have a passion for the environment? Hopefully that helps you narrow down the list a little. Next, think about what your strengths are and what type of skills or talents you can bring to a volunteer position. Finally, think about how much time you have to give and what hours and days of the week are best for you. Will you have transportation? It is important to discuss your choices and the related locations/logistic with your parents.
2. You can learn more about the individual agencies by visiting their websites, listed below. Phone or email a couple agencies that seem like they may be a good match for you and ask to speak with the volunteer coordinator.
3. Let the volunteer coordinator know that you are a Lake Forest High School student who is looking for a volunteer position. Describe what you are interested in doing and your availability.
Ask to meet with the volunteer coordinator if you would like to learn more about the position.