What is an Action Team?
- Action Teams are groups of high school students who plan and organize volunteer events in and around their schools. They receive support from Major League baseball players and Volunteers of America to help inspire and encourage others to volunteer.
- Action Teams work to improve the lives of kids, families and seniors right in their own backyards.
- Action Teams are at work in more than 150 high schools nationwide, from Maine to Maui and points in-between.
- 26,000 high school volunteers have helped more than 111,000 people in their communities.
Why Join the Action Team?
- It's fun and personally rewarding.
- You'll experience satisfaction by helping someone in need.
- You can learn valuable job skills and important life lessons.
- It's a way to fulfill graduation requirements.
- You'll acquire valuable community service experience to include on college applications.
Action Team members help others-whether it's out in the community or inside the classroom. Action Team activities vary from community to community, but here are just some of the ways you might help:
- Collect, sort and distribute new and gently used books to low-income children.
- Read to children and assist teachers in daycare and Head Start programs.
- Serve meals at homeless shelters and senior centers.
- Work at activities and events in local affordable housing facilities.
- Collect food, clothing, gifts and other needed items.
- Host holiday activities to benefit those in need.
Do you want your high school to get in on the action? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Resources for This Section
- Jones College Prep
Action Team Captains from Jones College Prep celebrate the holidays with our Veterans and senior citizens.
- Urban Prep Academy for Young Men
The Action Team at Urban Prep Academy has been working hard all year long.