Start thinking about your summer plans now. Various places in Jacksonville and surrounding areas are taking applications and they usually have to be submitted soon. There are lots of opportunities out there for teens to gain valuable experiences depending on their interests. If you don’t see something that interests you but know of an organization you would like to get involved in just call them up and ask if they have any opportunities available. Using your time wisely over the summer can greatly benefit students when applying to colleges and universities. Admissions are looking for individuals who have been active in their community.
Benefits of Community Service for Teens
Develop a sense of social responsibility
Exposure to diversity and multiculturalism.
Builds relationships and network with peers, adults, and others.
Improves communication and critical thinking skills.
Stand out among other applicants at a college or university
Discover passions and interests that lead to a career choice
Use the links below to discover local opportunities for teens
Medical Field (volunteer)
American Red Cross
Jacksonville Humane Society
The Arts (camp/ course)
Florida Film Academy at Flagler College
UNF Summer Music Camp for Middle and High School Students
STEM (camp/ course/ internship)
UNF Summer Tech Camps for Kids and Teens