Teens

Were you born after 1998? Do you have an interest in making a difference in your community? Do you need volunteer hours to graduate? Do you have a passion for helping others?

We offer many options for middle school and high school students to participate in meaningful volunteer opportunities and help others.

Middle School Opportunities

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects: Are you interested in creating a meaningful project for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah? We can work with you to create a personalized project that makes an impact. Some possible projects include: tutoring elementary school students at KIPP School in Baltimore City, or working with animals at the Baltimore Humane Society. Or share with us your ideas and we will find a suitable volunteer opportunity. Contact Sara Feldman, Teen Program Associate, sfeldman@associated.org or 410-843-7480 for more information.

Operation Mitzvah Mission Program: Do you like participating in activities with other teens from your synagogue, your school, or the general community? Volunteer at a variety of locations in Baltimore (once a month) with other middle school students. Examples of volunteer projects include: farming at Pearlstone, activities with adults with special needs through Jewish Community Services, running activities with children at Children’s House of Hopkins and more. Get a group together to participate and contact Sara Feldman, Teen Program Associate, sfeldman@associated.org or 410-843-7480.

Volunteer Placements (Individuals or groups): Want to volunteer but don’t know where? Do you have time during the summer and want to help others? We will find a meaningful volunteer opportunity for you during all times of the year. Some examples include: playing with kids at Children’s House at Hopkins, socializing with seniors, and more. Please contact Sara Feldman, Teen Program Associate, sfeldman@associated.org or 410-843-7480.

Annual Days of Service: Volunteer with your family or friends during one of the community-wide Annual Days of Service.

J-Serve: Volunteer during the international teen day of service on Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. at the Owings Mills JCC. Participate in meaningful volunteer projects at the JCC including: creating t-shirt bags for the homeless, making dog treats for the animal shelter, assembling bags lunches for a homeless shelter and more. For more information contact Sara Feldman, Teen Program Associate, sfeldman@associated.org or 410-843-7491.

High School Opportunities

Volunteer Placements (Individuals or groups): Want to volunteer but don’t know where? Do you need to fulfill a community service requirement? Have a group of friends that want to volunteer together? Want to volunteer and meet other teens? We will find a meaningful volunteer opportunity that fits into your schedule that you are passionate about. Some examples include: serving meals at a soup kitchen, volunteering with children and adults with special needs, tutoring and more. Contact Julie Hollander, Senior Associate for Teen Programs, jhollander@associated.org or 410-843-7491

Annual Days of Service: Volunteer by yourself or with your friends during one of the community-wide Annual Days of Service.

J-Serve: Volunteer during the international teen day of service on Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. Examples of past projects include: beautifying needed areas of downtown Baltimore, planting trees, grouting a mosaic, and more. For more information, contact Julie Hollander, Senior Associate for Teen Programs, jhollander@associated.org or 410-843-7491.

Leadership Programs: Want to learn and develop your leadership skills? Participate in one of the teen leadership programs and learn important life skills including fundraising, advocacy, collaboration, communication, responsibility and others. Find more information about Diller Teen Fellows, Jewish Teen Education and Experience Network (JTEEN), Students Taking Action for Change (STAC), Teen Giving Initiative (TGI), and Teen Service Council (TSC) here.