Summer is the perfect time for students to volunteer. There are hundreds of local organizations that need your help, such as museums, retirement homes, hospitals and homeless shelters. Whatever time you can give makes a difference -- no effort is too small.
Do Something is online community that hopes to inspire kids and teens to make a difference in their communities. Learn how to start a Do Something Club at your school and get volunteering ideas. You can also discuss issues with other young activists on the message boards.
The key to community service is finding the organization that fits your interests. The following sites should help with your search.
Use these online directories to find volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood. You can search by your zip code and field of interest.