Are you behind on credits?
Do you want to help your community and earn academic credits at the same time?
If, so the school district can help. Just download the community service contract below and take it to your guidance counselor or community service coordinator at your school. Choose from dozens of available opportunities to volunteer through Manateens, or find a worthy endeavor on your own. Once your service project is approved, you can begin making a difference in the lives of others, bring satisfaction to your own life, and start earning credits towards graduation at the same time. Once you log 75 hours of service (which is a lot less time it takes in a classroom), you may earn a half credit in the elective course of Volunteer Public Service. An additional 75 hours is also available for a half credit in the social studies elective of Civics.
Check out these ongoing service opportunities through Manateens!
Manatee County Libraries: always looking teen volunteers to help with various library tasks like re-shelving books and organization. Also, every library has a teen council and they are always looking for more participants to share their ideas! Interested? Call your local library for more information. Manatee County Central Library: (941) 748-4501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Manatee County Natural Resources: always looking for teen volunteers to help with general volunteer tasks like scrap booking, greeting guests and environmental activities like planting trees, removing exotic plants and maintenance. Interested? Call (941)745-3727 or email email@example.com
Manatee County Parks and Recreation: always looking for teen volunteers to help with after school activities like tutoring, sports and community events. Interested? Call (941) 742-5923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
S.M.A.R.T (Sarasota Manatee Riding Therapy): always looking for teen volunteers to help with program activities. Interested? Call
(941) 746-1493 or visit www.smartriders.org
Humane Society of Manatee County (MUST BE 16) and Manatee County Animal Services (MUST BE 16): always looking for teen volunteers to help with clean-up, socializing and adoption assistance. Interested? Call Humane Society at (941) 747-8808 or Animal Services at (941) 742-5933
Manatee Village Historical Park: always looking for teen volunteers to help with programs, events, tours, maintenance, gift shop and much more! Interested? Call (941) 741-4075 or email email@example.com
Art League of Manatee: always looking for teen volunteers to help with programs and events. Interested? Call (941) 746-2862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meals on Wheels Plus/ Food Bank: always looking for teen volunteers to help with food collection and food bank organization. And teen meal runners are always helpful! Interested? Call (941) 747-4655 or email email@example.com
And much more!
See your guidance counselor or community service
Manatee County Safe Schools
PO Box 9069
Bradenton, Florida 34206
Phone (941) 708-8770 ext.2191