There are over seven billion people in the world; on average, each person consumes 55 kilograms- or over 120 pounds- of paper each year. For teens, this consumption is likely from school handouts and assignments. Personally, I receive dozens of pieces of paper each day from my teachers during the school year. Besides that, I … Continue reading Donate Your Books, Don’t Throw Them Away!
Want to give back to the community but feel like you are too busy to do so? An amazing way you can do so is through craft projects. Here are some ideas on what you can do! Animal toys - Many animal shelters accept hand-made toys made from simple socks and fabric. Blankets - So many … Continue reading Volunteer Craft Ideas
Curing with the Most Kindness Lamorinda, California, girls 2020 group made cards for hospitalized children at their meeting. Most Constructive Volunteer Opportunity Larchmont-Mamaroneck, New York, girls 2020 group helped refurbished an abandoned school in Yonkers, NY. Coldest Opportunity with the Warmest Thanks Park City, Utah, boys 2022 group collected and donated clothes for Utah Health clinic last winter. Most … Continue reading 10 Unique Volunteer Activities
With homework and extracurricular school activities finished for the year, what better time to get a variety volunteer activities and experiences under your belt? Volunteering can lead to a hidden passion that you may want to pursue in college, it can give you a sense of community and belonging, and it can look great to those … Continue reading Ways to Volunteer Over Summer Break
From our friends at Forcefield.me, a great article about volunteers feel like they actually have more time! Strange, yes, we know. Call it a completely counterintuitive phenomenon, but it turns out that volunteering may actually make you feel like you have more time. Yes, it makes little sense. For those of us already stretched thin … Continue reading Can Volunteering Make You Have More Time?
"Like everyone else prior to high school, I believed in helping others and giving back to the community, but I unfortunately never really acted on that belief. As I entered high school I didn’t want to just “think” about helping others, I wanted to “do” something. So, at the end of my freshman year of … Continue reading Lion’s Heart Senior Spotlight – Trisha A.
Lion's Heart Members in Ridgefield, CT helped Share Joy International get backpacks and school supplies ready to go to the center in Jacmel, Haiti. Great Job Ridgefield Chapter! Thanks for the shout out @sharejoyinternational Read about it here http://buff.ly/1tmKqln For more information on Lion's Heart see our website lionsheartservice.org.
Written by Lion's Heart Member, Chandler C., as her Senior Speech given at the Lion's Heart awards ceremony on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Chandler was asked to write an essay and talk about her experiences, the group, her volunteer work, how it got her ready for college. To talk to the newer Members of Lion’s Heart and be inspirational. Here is her wonderful … Continue reading It Was a Three Hour Drive, My First Experience With Community Service
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to guest blog on VolunteerSpot. Community service is becoming a pillar in the edifice of American teenagedom. While school, sports, and even camp can be tightly scheduled and scripted experiences for students, community service offers an authentic, unscripted experience in contrast. Whether it’s serving hours towards a volunteer goal … Continue reading 5 Lessons Teens Learn When They Volunteer
We, at Lion's Heart, are proud to announce that our Members have performed more than 500,000 hours of community service since the organization was founded in 2004. Lion’s Heart requires teens to volunteer at least 30 hours per year but our awesome Members average 53! Our 500,000th hour was officially reached on April 26th by Ladera … Continue reading LION’S HEART TEENS REACH 500,000 HOURS OF SERVICE