Volunteer Opportunities for Teenagers in Frisco

One of the most frequent questions I get as a teacher in Frisco revolves around the ever-present search for volunteer opportunities for young people.

Are Community Service Hours Required for High School Graduation?

In Frisco, community service hours are not required for high school graduation, but students who complete all requirements of the Community Service Program will be recognized at their graduation ceremony by a colored cord as well as recognition in the graduation program. (Additional information is available on page 16 of the Frisco ISD High School Handbook.)

Meanwhile, community service is often a requirement for certain organizations or clubs, not to mention critical to the college application process. In other cases, kids simply want to help their community but they aren’t sure which organizations have volunteer jobs suited to them.

How to Find Volunteer Opportunities for Teenagers in Frisco

The most direct way to identify non-profit organizations who serve the Frisco community is through the new, citywide initiative, GIVE FOR FRISCO! The NEW web platform is developed and managed by Lifestyle Frisco with support from Mayor Cheney to assist nonprofit organizations with increased awareness and digital marketing support, thereby driving more volunteers and donor dollars. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, become an advocate or make a donation, finding your favorite local cause is the easiest it’s ever been!

Additionally, below you’ll find a list of area organizations that are seeking volunteers and welcome teenagers in particular. Each organization has different criteria (age, supervision requirements, etc.) so make sure to have your child do a little research before jumping in.

If you know of additional organizations who allow teenagers to serve as volunteers, please comment below. We would love to add them to the list!

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Centennial

Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County

Clothe A Child Frisco

Frisco Family Services

Frisco Fastpacs

Frisco Fire Safety Town

Heritage Association of Frisco

The Miracle League of Frisco

Mazie’s Mission

Sci-Tech Discovery Center

Teens 4 Green

VolunTEEN Corps

YMCA Frisco

If you’re looking for the quickest and easiest way to earn hours, connect with upcoming festivals, fundraisers, marathons, and 5Ks. Without a doubt, these kinds of events need a ton of volunteers and typically don’t require a lot of training beforehand.