Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hey teens, looking for volunteer opportunities?

Want to help others, but don't know where to start?

Simone Bernstein, a student at St. Bonaventure University, created a website a few years ago to help teenagers find local volunteer opportunities. It began in the St. Louis, Mo., area but the site's listings expanded nationally in 2012.

The website, Volunteen Nation, lists 42 volunteer opportunities available to teens within a 50-mile radius of The Charlotte Observer's ZIP code. Some listings accept volunteers as young as 10.

You can check it out at