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Amigos de las Américas – Summer volunteer work which provides public health services in Latin America.
Do Something: Young People Changing Our World – Want to organize a recycling program? This site provides you with the resources and support you will need to get started.
Firestarter: Youth Empowerment Program – An organization that focuses on bringing awareness to the youth community and motivating them to get involved.
The Guardian Campaign – A listing of opportunities to volunteer with animal organizations.
The Harry Singer Foundation – An organization focused on building youth’s character to build their citizenship and dedication in current social issues that affect their country
Humane Teen – Inspirational stories about how teen activists are making a difference for animals and the environment with tips on how you can get involved
Kids Can Make a Difference – Dedicated to helping youth discover ways to help people affected by hunger and poverty
MADD National: Youth in Action – Take action against underage drinking. Become involve in an organization that is taking action.
Projects Abroad – Youth teens can find short term volunteer work in other countries
The Student Conservation Association – Helping youth learn how to protect national parks and forests
20 Ways for Teenagers to Help Other People by Volunteering – A listing of volunteer service to several organizations
Volunteer Match – A listing of volunteer organizations and activities nationwide
Youth Noise – Here’s a database with a list of current volunteer opportunities. This site also includes message boards discussing the youth volunteer networks and how they can spread the word on their cause/organization.
Young Volunteers –A listing of volunteer opportunities involving social and environmental issues
Youth Venture – A website dedicated to teaching youth how to start and run their own community volunteer