"When I was in elementary school, I looked up to the middle schoolers who would help out teachers and the office staff on Thursdays in awe. I wanted to be them, be the mature, helpful student who everyone seemed so grateful for. So it was no surprise that once I entered middle school, I immediately … Continue reading Why It’s Important for Teens to Volunteer
IRVINE, Calif., April 19, 2018 — Lion’s Heart announced today that its Board of Directors has named Becca Tankersley as the organization’s next Executive Director effective June 11, 2018. She will work in partnership with the Lion’s Heart Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and community partners to lead the organization forward in creating innovative paths … Continue reading Lion’s Heart Appoints New Executive Director
My name is Allie Wood and I got involved in Lion’s Heart in 7th grade after a friend told me about the organization. I immediately wanted to start volunteering in the community. One of my favorite traditions with my group was baking cookies for Serra’s Pantry's holiday party. It was a great bonding experience as … Continue reading The Values Lion’s Heart Taught Me
Lion's Heart interns went to the Dashing Doggie Fashion Show, in Laguna Hills, CA. on July 23rd, to interview our Members and the event chair, while taking pictures, and helping out with the event. Here is what they found out! Rochelle Chacon, a Real Estate broker associate, had seen the real estate housing market undergo … Continue reading Dashing Doggie Fashion Show benefitting the OCSPCA
In the news! Congrats to our Members in Franklin, MA. for winning President's Volunteer Service Awards and being recognized in Wicked Local, Franklin news. So proud of their dedication to volunteering and giving back to the community. Great article about some equally great young men and women! Here is a snippet of the great article about … Continue reading In the News: Lion’s Heart Teen Volunteers Honored in Franklin, MA.
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
What better time to talk about serving your community than National Volunteer Week? Teens not only show compassion and empathy for their favorite causes, while they learn to lead and boost their college resumes in the process. Research shows that teens who volunteer are happier and feel more connected to others in their community. We encourage … Continue reading 7 Great Ways to Give Back This Week, or Better Yet, All Year Round!
Harness your high school volunteering habit into real rewards on your college expenses. As many of America’s 20.5 million college students would attest, education does not come cheap. But there may be a way that you can learn more about your community, gain valuable skills and potentially save money on your college tuition — simply … Continue reading How Volunteering Can Help Offset College Costs
Announcing the Lion's Heart spring photo contest winner for submitting this great photo of her Trabuco Canyon/Coto, CA 2022 girls group picking beans for the Second Harvest Food Bank. What a great photo of Lion's Heart Members volunteering and making a difference in their community! Congratulations Mackenzie! Here is the winning photo: By winning the … Continue reading Photo Contest WINNER, Mackenzie E.!
We were curious. Teens and parents often stumble upon Lion’s Heart in their quest to find volunteer opportunities. They soon realize we have a full-fledged teen volunteer program where teens volunteer throughout the year, year after year. Students join Lion’s Heart because of a strong desire to give back to their community. But now more … Continue reading The Challenge Engaging Students in Community Service – It’s Not What You Expect