Tuesday, April 29, 2014

High School volunteers build skills while having fun

Is Your High School student looking for something to do this summer?

Rec & Ed's high school volunteer program provides students with an opportunity to have fun, build valuable skills, fill school volunteer hours and contribute to their community. Based on student preference, volunteers are placed at one of over 100 Rec & Ed summer camps.

High school volunteers fit helmets at Safety Town.

High school volunteers report learning leadership, "people" and organizational skills. Many learn new information from the camps themselves, and of course, they also learn a lot about working with children! 

Here are a few quotes from our 2013 high school volunteers about their experiences: 

Volunteering broadened my knowledge in science, which is helpful since I want to do a career in science in the future.

I learned to be patient, observant, and more hardworking. 

I became better at working with people I don't know well and also at knowing the right way to help others.

Communicational skills and confidence.

I learned how to organize and file things, which is good for a librarian.

I have learned how to better interact with younger children.

Applying to Rec & Ed's High School Volunteer Program - deadline May 9

Incoming 9th – 12th grade students are encouraged to apply. Rec & Ed will accept around 100 high school students into the program, with priority given to AAPS students. Selected volunteers must attend an orientation session the week of June 9th.

For detailed information including the application, listing of camp offerings and the required reference form, visit: http://bit.ly/RecEdVolunteer.

For additional information, call Vickie Malcolm at 994-2300 x 53255 or email malcolm@aaps.k12.mi.us.

Don't miss out -- the deadline is May 9.

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