Volunteer Summer Programs
Volunteer and community service summer programs for middle and high school students are a way to expand your world view and help others at the same time. Some volunteer programs take teens to places like South American, Africa and Southeast Asia. Others are closer to home in the United States – even around the corner. Volunteer programs often combine service with cultural or language immersion. Students may live in dorms, hostels, camps or homestays, whether in the United States or overseas. Programs may be as short as a week or last an entire summer. Students can find opportunities to teach English, build homes, maintain trails; help with environmental issues; work in healthcare; or assist the elderly, people with disabilities or young children.
BE MORE THAN A TOURIST! Global Routes is a pioneer in the world of immersive international programming for high school students. Our transformative program model combines meaningful community service, authentic homestays, and unparalleled adventures off-the-beaten-track...(more)
This program runs July 1-30, 2021. Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture for 4 weeks this July and learn how to make a sustainable impact within a community...(more)
The Teen Service Corps is a 6 week service learning program with cohorts in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. Throughout the program teens (rising 9th through 12th graders) will learn about systemic injustice through a Jewish lens, hone leadership skills and volunteer in various neighborhoods to promote food and housing justice, and combat social isolation. Volunteering will follow strict COVID safety compliance guidelines and may pivot to a partial or full virtual format...(more)
Combine community service and eco adventure in tropical Costa Rica! Perform community service in the town of Atenas and learn first-hand about the local culture. Travel to the rainforests of the Arenal Volcano region for hiking, hot springs, ziplines, and horseback riding. Then on to Manuel Antonio on the Pacific for surfing and whitewater rafting...(more)
Partnering with the Close Up Foundation, Georgetown University's Leaders in Advocacy Academy brings together diverse students to participate in an intensive, hands-on program exploring various strategies for organizing people and influencing policy...(more)