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A new generation of
teen volunteering
We connect you with non-profit community service opportunities near you,
then we help you track your volunteer hours online.
JOIN Members/Nonprofits - Share Your Story! Information Event/Webinar Schedule
Teen members of Lion's Heart Volunteering at a nursing home
A new generation of
teen volunteering
We connect you with non-profit community service opportunities near you,
then we help you track your volunteer hours online.
JOIN Members/Nonprofits - Share Your Story! Information Event/Webinar Schedule
Teen members volunteering with special needs children playing baseball
A new generation of
teen volunteering
We connect you with non-profit community service opportunities near you,
then we help you track your volunteer hours online.
JOIN Members/Nonprofits - Share Your Story! Information Event/Webinar Schedule
Teen members practice leadership and decide where to volunteer at a meeting with their group
A new generation of
teen volunteering
We connect you with non-profit community service opportunities near you,
then we help you track your volunteer hours online.
JOIN Members/Nonprofits - Share Your Story! Information Event/Webinar Schedule

STEP 1: JOIN US

  • 6th-12th grade
  • Group Member Join a group*, attend required meetings, elect officers, and plan your volunteering goals together
  • Individual Member Volunteer on your own schedule and enjoy no meeting requirements
  • $65 one-time registration fee, $84 annual dues
  • Reach the required 25 hours and receive a digital badge!

STEP 2: VOLUNTEER AND LEAD

  • Focus on giving your time to support your favorite causes
  • NO fundraising
  • Receive age-appropriate volunteer opportunities near you via email and access your personalized calendar in your Member Portal
  • Conveniently track all of your volunteer hours in one place-- whether you find service opportunities via us or on your own

STEP 3: ACHIEVE

  • Qualify for President’s Volunteer Service Award, Congressional Award, and other high honors
  • Share your Volunteer Digital Portfolio with National Honor Society, NSHSS, colleges, scholarships, and job recruiters
  • Earn achievements and awards while building leadership skills
  • Access a database of service-related college scholarship opportunities in your Member Portal
*Groups consist of 3-20 teens of the same age and gender with a parent acting as Class Coordinator. If a group is not yet formed in your area, you will have the opportunity to create a new group. No refunds. Access our FAQ's for more info.

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It's about time for an organization that modernizes the volunteering experience and makes it teen friendly. After all, it's not about money, it's about time!

TEEN VOLUNTEERING - SIMPLIFIED

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a fun and easy way for teens to jump start their wish to improve the world through volunteering? Lion’s Heart - Teen Volunteers and Leaders can help. We work with local non-profits to find student-friendly volunteer opportunities and send them directly to our Members. Teens have the freedom to choose their favorite places to serve - anything from helping animals at shelters, to supporting our military, to cleaning up beaches or parks, to working at food pantries.

EXPERIENCES TODAY THAT INFLUENCE TOMORROW

Lion’s Heart - Teen Volunteers and Leaders extracurricular program teaches students to lead and collaborate with other Members and friends. We provide a mobile and web platform for teens to build a Digital Volunteer Portfolio, showing their top causes served, awards won and leadership roles held.

95% of alumni included their Lion’s Heart - Teen Volunteers and Leaders volunteer experience on their college applications.

58% of alumni served in leadership positions in college.

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IF NUMBERS COULD TALK

They would tell millions of stories of small acts that collectively make a huge impact.

1,216,343

HOURS

640

GROUPS

289

CHAPTERS

31

STATES

Ways to Give

Service-learning gives teens a front-row seat to challenges facing their communities and hands-on problem-solving experience. Donations help us mobilize more students to serve their communities.

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PARTNER

Our mission is to guide teens in becoming civic minded young adults as they learn 21st Century skills. This is possible through generous support of our technology foundation and affinity partners.

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SPONSOR

Corporations focused on giving back are powerful forces. Supporting the nurturing of teen volunteers will make a lasting community impact and future investment in workforce development.

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WE TAKE OUR MISSION SERIOUSLY, BUT NOT OURSELVES

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Becca Tankersley Executive Director

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Stephanie Rogers Marketing/Creative Director

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Dawn Wood Community Manager/Awards Manager

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Dominic Maciel Program Manager

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Amanda Conley Finance Manager

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Shari Cushman Volunteer Outreach Coordinator

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Karah Curtis Enrollment Coordinator

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Audrey Xia Intern and Member

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