Volunteer Activities for Teens while Quarantined

  1. Search the 2Volunteer Community Service database to find local organizations who love working with CCHS students! https://www.concordcarlisle.org/2volunteer-about/2volunteer-cscchs/

  2. Contact your local Public Works Department to coordinate trash pick up on your street!

  3. Household Goods in Acton has several new volunteer orientation sessions scheduled this fall. Learn more about their program and ways to get involved. They are also accepting donations! https://householdgoods.org/volunteering/

  4. Appalachian Mountain Club and Trustees of the Reservation are often looking for volunteers to provide trails maintenance. Looks for these opportunities at https://www.outdoors.org/volunteer/ or https://thetrustees.org/content/volunteer/

  5. Old fashioned letters to a) grocery store clerks b) medical professionals c) shut in seniors (https://lovefortheelderly.org/letters)  d) hospital patients e)kids at an orphanage in Cambodia (https://sharingfoundation.org)

  6. Get out and VOTE! Sign up to assist organizations who are working to register youth to vote! https://www.rockthevote.org

  7. Join a volunteer organization like PASTA or YSA.org online

  8. Do a pet food collection drive for one of the many animal shelter pantries https://www.mspca.org/animal_protection/massachusetts-food-pantries/

  9. Find and facilitate the Little Free Library sites.  If you can, build one.  Littlefreelibrary.org

  10. Gather food for Food Pantries. Open Table is accepting volunteers (https://www.opentable.org/volunteer/). Boston Cares https://www.bostoncares.org/gbfb Age restrictions may apply.

  11. Boston is organizing pen pals for veteran support during this time of social distancing. Sign up to become a pen pal by sending an email to vetvolunteer@boston.gov

  12. Contact your local Council on Aging Department to learn of potential volunteer opportunities working with senior citizens.

  13. Students can collect books, childrens items, household items and more to donate to local nonprofits, libraries and more. Cradles to Crayons has a drop bin at the Concord Courthouse near CCHS. Household Goods in Acton also accepting donations.https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/take-action/donate-goods/find-local-drop-off/

  14. Sew face masks for essential workers.

  15. Many nonprofits are now hosting Virtual Walks and virtual events – get involved! Local September races include Mighty Moose (https://runsignup.com/Race/MA/Concord/MightyMoose5k) , Orchard House (https://runsignup.com/Race/MA/Concord/BenefitWalkRunforLouisaMayAlcottsOrchardHouse) and many others!

  16. The Umbrella often has opportunities for CCHS students – reach out to Kathy Warren https://theumbrellaarts.org/volunteer

  17. Mass Audubon in Lincoln and Belmont often has opportunities for students aged 14+ https://www.massaudubon.org/get-involved/volunteer

  18. Collect used sports equipment for donation to organizations serving youth sports (ex. https://playingif.org/about/get-involved/)

  19. Put your craft skills to work – sew teddy bears for Emerson Hospital (https://www.concordcarlisle.org/blog/opportunity/emerson-hospital-auxiliary/) or make blankets for Project Linus (https://www.projectlinus.org) or find your own organization to support.

  20. Pull invasive plants with guidance from local natural resources programs https://cisma-suasco.org/invasive/garlic-mustard/