You may know Orlando, Florida for its theme parks and tourism industry, but we’re here to inform you that the city is also brimming with so many opportunities for teenagers to get involved and make a positive impact on the local community. In this article, we will highlight 23 such volunteer opportunities, happy reading!
Food is the way to the community’s heart! Sort and pack food donations, assist with meal preparation, and help organize special events at this food bank!
Help provide a magical vacation experience for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families! Serve food, lead activities like water games, Disney character meet and greets, and halloween extravaganzas.
Ámaxa connects high school students to a remote team and a mentor who guides them in solving a high-impact volunteer project over 3 months. Teens from around the globe can apply today for our Summer Cohort that starts June 1, 2023! Learn more by following us on Instagram or TikTok at @amaxaimpact! Whether you’re passionate about refugees, gender equality, climate change, poverty, education, or more - we have a project that is perfect for you! Right now, some of our students are raising funds to build an ambulance for mothers in rural Ghana, planning remote cultural exchanges with Palestinian students, and implementing Mental Health First Aid trainings at their schools in Dubai. Check out all of our projects here. As an ámaxa student, you get the opportunity to not only make a real impact on the lives of others, but also to meet students from around the world. If you're interested in joining the ámaxa community of changemakers, apply today! Don’t wait, and start solving today!
Teen volunteers, here’s another opportunity to help out with education! You can volunteer with afterschool programs, mentoring, and special events at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida and be an everyday hero!
Volunteers can assist Florida Hospital for Children with various tasks, including patient support, playroom assistance, and administrative support. They also have a special volunteer program called VolunTEEN just for teens!
Inspiring the love of science in everyone, the Orlando Science Center offers educational programs, maintenance opportunities, and special events. Get college credit for an internship, or work as a catalyst youth volunteer, the opportunities are endless!
Come help with our pet friends! Animal care, socialization, and adoption events all welcome volunteers at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. Be a bark buddy or a kitty cuddler, the choice is yours!
The Orlando Union Rescue Mission is devoted to providing not only immediate services to the homeless but also helping them achieve future independence. You can volunteer indoors - to assist with meal preparation, donations, the bargain store, childcare and tutoring - or outdoors - with groundswork, guest services and other tasks to support the homeless community!
Volunteers under the age of 18 can participate in the summer learning institute at the Orlando Museum of Art! Help with exhibit preparation, educational programs, and special events.
The SPCA of Central Florida offers a student programme for teens to volunteer with animal care, socialization, and adoption events. All that is required is a commitment to the mission of serving the animal community and you can even be a foster parent, a group volunteer, or an advocate for the marketing team!
Participate in the Teen Volunteer League at The Orange County Library System and help maintain the library systems by shelving, assisting with programs, or being part of the customer advisory board!
This nonprofit organization has a number of really cool programs you could volunteer with! Whether you want to recycle soap from hotels and distribute it to those in need, or help COVID-19 patients with mental health counseling, identification, or housing, there’s always a meaningful way to contribute.
We must end domestic abuse. Harbor House of Central Florida recognises and tirelessly works towards this motto by providing support and shelter to victims of domestic violence. You can assist with event planning, be a social media ambassador, work at the child care center, or fundraise.
Assist with patient support, playroom assistance, and administrative support at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, they welcome volunteers!
Teen volunteers can assist with donation sorting, furniture assembly, working at the boutique, maintaining stores, and more to support families in need. Remember, it is the ordinary, every day actions of love and care that make an extraordinary impact!
Whether you’re an indivudal or a group looking for a way to make a difference, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando has volunteer opportunities for you to help build homes for families in need. Alternatively, work at their thrift store that helps fund the building, work in the administrative department, or with fundraising!
Teen volunteers can assist with ushering, concessions, special events, recruiting new members, administration, managing auditions, hosting and transporting the musicians… the list of ways you can help is long at the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra!
Assist with event planning and fundraising for various local causes, such as golf or football tournaments, bingo nights, pop-up parties, and more. Join the Kicking It Back club at the Orlando City Foundation and you can be a teen volunteer making a difference while also having fun!
If you choose to volunteer with the Seminole County Public Schools, you can help with tutoring, mentoring, administrative support, working at the free teacher stores, setting up special events. Develop valuable skills, make new connections, and give back to your community!
Make a positive impact in your community by volunteering at Hands On Orlando. Depending on what you want to help with, you will be trained in public speaking, task delegation, risk management, networking, administrative work, advocacy and more!
Learn the powerful difference a knock can make with Meals on Wheels, who are committed to ensuring all the hungry stomachs in Orlando are fed daily. Help prepare and deliver the meals with a bright smile to neighborhood families!
While volunteers under the age of 18 need a chaperone, the Salvation Army welcomes all to help advance their mission! There’s an extremely wide range of things you can do - disaster service, food drives, group events, organizing birthday events, and more!
At the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, you can help with meal preparation, donations, tutoring youth, and other tasks to support the homeless community, and take another step towards ending the homelessness crisis in Florida!