Why Volunteer?

I Volunteer!Not only do many Osceola County schools require a certain number of volunteer hours from students before graduation, but volunteering can be a great learning experience!  Volunteers have the opportunity to learn new skills, make a difference in their community, and meet some great new people.

Unfortunately, teen volunteer opportunities can be limited.

That’s why we’ve gathered together a list of great volunteer opportunities for teens in Osceola County!

Teen Ambassadors – The Osceola Library System needs teen volunteers to help out with youth programs, decorating, events, and more! Applications are accepted during the months of September and April. Talk to your Library’s Teen Specialist to learn more.

Celebration Health – Teens 16 and older can volunteer at Celebration Health.  An orientation and interview is required.

Give Kids the World – According to their website, Give Kids the World is a “non-profit organization that exists only to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions, and to enjoy the magic of Give Kids The World Village for as long as there is a need.”  Teens can volunteer to be a part of this great cause, but must be at least twelve years of age.

Good Samaritan Village – The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is the largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services in the United States.  

Habitat for Humanity – Build a better future for Osceola County families in need with Habitat for Humanity of Osceola County.  Habitat for Humanity accepts volunteers that are 14-17 with a parent or guardian signature, all volunteers under 14 will need a parent or guardian to volunteer and be present during all volunteer activities.

Ninth Circuit Court – Have you ever thought it would be cool to serve on a jury, prosecute or defend a case, or just be involved in the judicial process?  The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida accepts teen volunteers to do just that.  Volunteers must be between 13 and 18, be in satisfactory academic standing, respect the Oath of Confidentiality, demonstrate maturity and sensitivity, and meet the requirements of the Teen Court agreement.

The Osceola Historical Society – Are you interested in local history?  Why not earn volunteer hours with an organization that’s all about local history!

Osceola Regional Medical Center – The Osceola Regional Medical Center accepts volunteers as young as 14 working a minimum of four hours per week.

St. Cloud Regional Medical Center – The St. Cloud Regional Medical Center has a VolunTEEN program that allows teens age 14 and older to volunteer.