Community Service

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    Camp Med-O-Lark

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    82 Medolark Road

    Washington, ME 04574
    info@medolark.com

    207-845-2555

    Ages: 8-16

    Founded in 1967 in Washington, Maine. Co-ed. Ages 8-16. Lake, Farm, Fields. Non-Competitive Atmosphere. Non-Traditional Structure. Enriching, diverse community. Specialty focused art programming. All-Elective schedule. Over 50 activity choices. Cabins equipped with hot water bathrooms. Buffet style meals. Healthy Snacks. 2, 4, 6, 8 weeks. Explore, Discover and Grow!

    Ahead with Horses

    10157 Johanna Avenue

    Shadow Hills, CA 91040

    aheadwithhorses@yahoo.com

    818-767-6373

    Ages: 12-older

    AHEAD With Horses is a non-profit developmental therapeutic riding program for children with all types of disabilities. We utilize volunteers in our program to help provide our services. Volunteers duties may include: grooming or leading horses, "spotting" in a lesson, cleaning tack , facility maintenance (weeding, raking, cleaning stalls, etc.)

    Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena

    3230 Del Mar Blvd

    Pasadena, CA 91107

    Michael Fenn

    michael.fenn@bgcpasadena.org

    559-779-2441

    Ages: 14-17

    BGCP provides kids ages 6 - 17 the opportunity to learn, grow, socially develop and have fun in an enriching and safe environment. We have Art Centers, Technology Centers, STEM Lab, Games area as well as swimming pools and Labs.

    Club 21 Learning and Resource Center

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    539 N Lake Avenue

    Pasadena, CA 91101

    info@clubtwentyone.org

    626-844-1821

    Ages: 12+

    Club 21 is a learning and resource center for individuals with Down syndrome. We rely on volunteers to help deliver our programs and services as well as assist with fundraisers. Many of our volunteer opportunities take place on the second Saturday of each month. These include childcare, classroom assistants, set-up and teardown of events and photography. We also have several special events/projects that take place each year. 

    Families Forward Learning Center

    980 N Fair Oaks Avenue

    Pasadena, CA 91103

    Liz Kwong

    liz@familiesforwardlc.org

    626-792-2687 x123 

    Ages: 12-18

    Virtual volunteer opportunities are available. For younger children, volunteers can record videos of themselves reading stories (age appropriate), doing a project, teaching a dance, doing a magic trick, etc. Be creative! Volunteers are also needed for virtual tutoring for older siblings. 

    Foothill Unity Center, Inc.

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    790 W. Chestnut Ave

    Monrovia, CA 91016

    Sondra Ware

    sondra@foothillunitycenter.org

    626-358-3486

    Ages: 16+

    We are a non-profit food bank providing services to the underserved population in the cities of Arcadia Altadena, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, Duarte, Irwindale, Monrovia, Pasadena Sierra Madre, South Pasadena and Temple City. Our goal is to attract volunteers with a desire to support our cause with hands-on experiences by making a difference in the community. Visit our website for additional information.

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    Global Leadership Adventures

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    10509 San Diego Mission Road, Suite S

    San Diego, CA 92108

    info@experiencegla.com

    858-771-0645

    Ages: 14-19

    Join GLA for a meaningful summer travel program designed for teens 14-19, with destinations in the USA, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and beyond. Use code FAIRAPP and we'll waive your $95 application fee. You can also sign up for an online program, including our popular Global Impact Virtual Internship.

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    Global Works

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    2575 N. Franklin Avenue

    Louisville, CO 80027

    info@globalworkstravel.com

    303-545-2202

    Ages: 11-18

    For over 30 years, Global Works has been an industry leader in community service-based adventure travel programs for students. Global Works provides intentional, authentic, service-learning teen travel programs, which reflect a commitment to sustainability and collaboration with local communities. Programs include community service, cultural exchange, language immersion, and adventure.

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    PEF Summer Enrichment Program

      351 S. Hudson Avenue

      Pasadena, CA 91101

      pefsummer@pasedfoundation.org

      626-396-3625

      Ages: 4-18

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      Planning is currently underway for a summer of fun and learning in multiple formats, including a modified in-person program. Our local Pasadena program is taught by credentialed teachers and includes arts, academics, science and more. We will have more information in the coming weeks and months that can be found on our website.

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      Global Routes

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      1 World Way

      Windsor, NH 03244
      hello@globalroutes.org

      413-858-8895

      Ages: 14-18

      Experiential student travel programs in Nepal, Tanzania, Costa Rica, St. Vincents, and the USA. Geared toward students who are excited about cultural immersion, community impact projects, and self growth. Students also have the option to earn up to 6 college credits from Western Colorado University!

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      Ildyllwild Arts Summer & Auxiliary Program

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      52500 Temecula Road

      Idyllwild, CA 92549

      summer@idyllwildarts.org

      951-468-7265

      Ages: 12-18

      Connect with young artists from all over the world and inspire your artistic and creative spirit in the pines of scenic Idyllwild, CA. Day and residential summer workshops for teens ages 12-18, July 3-24, 2021. Offerings include dance, film, music (classical, jazz, songwriting), theatre, and visual arts.

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      Putney Student Travel

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      345 Hickory Ridge Road

      Putney, VT 05346

      info@goputney.com

      800-387-5000

      Ages: 13-18

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      Putney’s innovative summer travel programs take students around the world to immerse themselves in local cultures and communities. We offer teen summer trips for students in high school and middle school, across a variety of focus areas including Service, Language, Pre-College, Exploration, and Career. We're excited to announce our new collaborations: Smithsonian Student Travel, Harvard Chan C-CHANGE Youth Summits, and Oxford Academia.

      Ronald McDonald House Pasadena

      763 S. Pasadena Avenue

      Pasadena, CA 91105

      Francisco Gallegos

      fgallegos@rmhcsc.org

      626-204-0401

      Ages: 12+

      Volunteer areas include:

      • House Helper

      • Garden: Beautify our garden! Work with RMH's operations manager and garden volunteer on projects like cleaning and maintaining the raised beds, pulling weeds, and planting flowers.

      • Arts and Crafts: Organize the arts, crafts, and toys in the playroom. Manage our check out system for the items.

      • House organization: Help us stay organized! You will be creating welcome bags, organizing library, and maintaining our pantry.

      South Pasadena Public Library

      1100 Oxley Street

      South Pasadena, CA 91030

      childrenlibrarian@southpasadenaca.gov

      626-403-7358

      Ages: 12-17

      Volunteering during the library's annual Summer Reading Program. For students who have completed 6th grade before summer through 12th grade. Students interested in applying should fill out this form: https://forms.gle/wWfpkKqwhHZWdYjv5

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      Sail Caribbean

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      Hodges Creek Arena

      East End, Tortola VG1120

      British Virgin Islands

      info@sailcaribbean.com

      800-321-0994

      Ages: 11-18+

      With over 40 years experience, students 11-18 learn sailing and seamanship while living coed with their age group aboard 50-foot yachts and cruising the British Virgin and Leeward Islands. Scuba certifications, snorkeling, watersports and island exploration. Marine biology and up to 30 service hours built into every program. No experience required.

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      Strive Trips

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      217 W. 18th Street

      New York, NY 10011

      Nic Windschill

      nic@strivetrips.org

      612-670-6178

      Ages: 14-18

      Running and athletic camps with international travel and community service opportunities! Join our programs in Peru, Kenya or Flagstaff, new in 2021 this summer. You'll make friends, go on wild adventures and learn about new cultures, all while preparing for your fall seasons. Staffed with seasoned, professional travelers who know running.

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      Special Spirit Inc.

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      9889 Helen Avenue

      Los Angeles, CA 91040

      Eva Lund

      eva@specialspirit.org

      323-428-5005

      Ages: 14+

      Community Service opportunities for ages 14+, no experience needed. Assist in horsemanship activities, sports sessions, or arts & crafts for our clients with special abilities. Volunteers will be trained on everything necessary. A small number of hours commitment is required, and the volunteer should feel comfortable around animals and special needs children.

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      The Experiment Digital Youth Leadership & Community Service

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      1 Kipling Road

      Brattleboro, VT 05302
      info@experiment.org

      802-258-3518

      Ages: 14-19

      Designed to connect hundreds of young people across the U.S. with peers in the Middle East and North Africa, The Experiment Digital prepares participants to be more civically engaged and lead change. This fully funded eight-week summer virtual experience teaches students to formulate and implement service projects in their local communities.

      The MACHAO Orphanage Foundation

      P.O. Box 3856

      Glendale, CA 91221

      info@machaoorphanage.org

      818-731-5408

      Ages: 12-18

      The MACHAO Orphanage Foundation is dedicated to serving the orphaned and vulnerable children that reside in Makueni, Kenya. We provide tuition for their education, food, housing, shoes, and hygiene items year round. Volunteers are needed for hosting hygiene drives. We also offer an annual three-week MACHAO Mission Service trip in July.

      Union Stations Homeless Services

      825 E Orange Grove Blvd

      Pasadena, CA 91104

      volunteer@unionstationhs.org

      626-240-4550

      Ages: 13-18

      Interested in food prep, meal service, and clean up? Our volunteer Kitchen Shifts are an integral part of maintaining an efficient and successful kitchen and meal program. We are looking for Volunteers to help our staff cook, clean, prepare, and serve breakfast and lunch at our Family Center and Adult Center.

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      Tom Sawyer

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      707 W. Woodbury Road, Suite F

      Altadena, CA 91001

      info@tsc.camp

      626-794-1156

      Ages 3-14

      Operating since 1926, Tom Sawyer Camps offers day camp outdoor fun in the Pasadena Arroyo that is safe and engaging for campers of all ages. TSC is accredited by the American Camp Association and has run safely using all Covid-19 protocols. Programming includes horseback riding, swimming, archery, and much more!

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      Where There Be Dragons

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      4850 Osceola Street

      Denver, CO 80212

      info@wheretherebedragons.com

      303-413-0822

      Ages: 13-22

      Dragons offers immersive and responsible Gap Year and Summer Abroad programs in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the USA. Engaging as travelers, not tourists, programs give students the rare opportunity to genuinely experience the places they travel and meaningfully connect across cultures.

      Young & Healthy

      136 West Peoria Street

      Pasadena, CA 91103

      larnold@yhpasadena.org

      626-795-5166

      Ages: 14-adult

      We connect underserved children with free medical, dental and mental healthcare through our volunteer doctors; help families with insurance enrollment and navigation; and provide referrals to local services.