Photo of large group of Lion's Heart Teens at a Volunteer Opportunity at Second Harvest food bank
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!
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!
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!
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!

HOW TO START VOLUNTEERING WITH LION'S HEART:

STEP 1: JOIN LION'S HEART

  • 6th-12th graders can join anytime during the year
  • Option 1: Group Member Join a group of 3-20 teens in your area* and attend required meetings, elect officers, and plan your volunteering goals together with a parent as the Class Coordinator
  • Option 2: Individual Member Volunteer on your own schedule and enjoy no meeting requirements
  • A $65 one time registration fee plus $84 annual dues

STEP 2: VOLUNTEER AND LEAD

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

STEP 3: ACHIEVE

  • Share your Volunteer Digital Portfolio with National Honor Society, NSHSS, colleges, scholarships, and job recruiters
  • Access a database of service-related college scholarship opportunities in your Lion’s Heart Member Portal
  • Earn achievements and awards as you volunteer while building leadership skills
  • Qualify for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Congressional Awards, and other high honors
*Groups consist of 3-20 teens of the same age and gender. If a group is not yet formed in your area, you will have the opportunity to create a new group. 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 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's 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 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 hundreds of thousands of stories of small acts that collectively make a huge impact.

1,026,234

HOURS

558

GROUPS

277

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

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

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SPONSOR

Corporations focusted on giving back are powerful forces. Partnering with Lion's Heart's national 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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TERRY CORWIN Founder

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Becca Tankersley Executive Director

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Sherri Medina Operations Director

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Stephanie Hicks Marketing/Creative Director

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ARUL MANICKA Software Director

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Reza Mirghyasi Senior Software Developer

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Dominic Maciel AmeriCorps Fellow, Volunteer Outreach

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Amanda Conley Finance Manager

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Dawn Wood Community Manager/Awards Manager

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Anissa Iseda Community Manager

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Emma Dominguez Marketing Manager

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SHARI CUSHMAN Volunteer Outreach Manager

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Karah Curtis Enrollment Coordinator

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