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Teen Connects

Teen Connects offers stand-alone service projects and fun outings roughly once a month for 6th-12th graders looking for more volunteer experience. Many opportunities will be free, while others may carry a small fee. Whether you are looking to participate just once or regularly, we are excited for any teen to join us as we make a difference, and make friends!


Service Project: Veterans Day Outreach Project, Engaging Public in Making Thank-You Cards at First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Bend

Are you a local teen looking to volunteer or earn some service hours? Join us for a fun evening at Safeway in Bend (Century Drive). We'll be setting up and hosting a table, engaging passersby to make simple, thoughtful thank-you cards for U.S. veterans. One week later, Camp Fire Afterschool Youth will distribute these cards to vets during Bend's Annual Veterans Day Parade. This service project helps engage the public in this thank-you effort, plus ensures we have plenty of cards to hand out for the parade.

Who: Six teen volunteers, two shifts of three teens each
When: Friday, Nov. 4, 2022: 4:45-9:15 p.m. (2.25-hour shifts available)
Where: Safeway (new location due to weather) 320 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702

Volunteer Youth Care: Kids Night Out in Bend, Helping Run and Manage Activities With Kids While During Downtown Bend's Ladies Night Out

Got enthusiasm and energy? Like working with kids? Have a knack for or want to grow your leadership skills? We're recruiting volunteers to help with Kids Night Out, which is 4 hours of games, activities, crafts, quesadilla making and general, outright FUN with kids! Taking place during Ladies Night Out, this event gives parents and guardians a chance to enjoy Downtown Bend without the kids in tow...and we'll be serving up a super fun evening, taking care of their kiddos. Jump aboard and join this event's crew, giving back and earning community service hours while there!

Who: Six teen volunteers
When: Friday, Nov. 17, 2022: 4:00-8:30 p.m. (4-4:30 is prep time before kids show up)
Where: Amity Creek Magnet at Thompson School, 437 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97703

Program Details:


Open to 6th-12th graders.



Locations will vary depending on the event and project. Please pay attention to the address indicated on each event's registration page.



Our Teen Connects events are free unless otherwise specified.



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Camp Fire programs are kept small to ensure a great Adult:Youth ratio and create the best growth experience possible. If the program is sold out, please add yourself to the waitlist.



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