Community Service in Africa
The Summer Lady recommends Teen Summer Community Service Programs offering opportunities for cultural immersion in Africa. Teen students learn about different cultures while cooperating on community service projects in different areas of Africa. Teen summer community service programs range in length from two to four weeks. These African community service programs may house teens in community centers, school dorms or residential homes.
Teen Summer Community Service Programs provide experiences
- Building community structures
- Working with children and the elderly
- Helping on environmental projects
- Helping care for endangered animals
- Assisting in educational programs and many more
Community Service with Animals
Community service programs offer students the opportunity to work with animals in animal shelters and in zoos. Students will be able to go behind the scenes and perform zoo tasks in various animal departments as a team. Learn from the zookeepers as you assist them with their duties and participate in conservation workshops. Students will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with wombats, wallabies, echidnas, and kangaroos in Australia. The opportunity to work with animals in a community service program allows students to aid unfortunate animals in the interest of a higher quality of life. These rescue facilities take in rescued, confiscated, neglected, injured, ill, unmanageable, or otherwise unwanted animals from private owners, zoos, shelters, and other public organizations. These animals are cared for, and/or rehabilitated to the best of their ability and means until which time they can be found healthy, happy homes – whether it be through adoption to qualified candidates or legally released into habitats suitable to the specific species in conjunction with licensed wildlife rehabilitators.
Community Service with Children
Community service programs offer students the opportunity to work with children. Many of the projects will offer the students the ability to develop meaningful relationships engaging with the local children in the community through fun and educational activities. Community service program’s knowledgeable and experienced staff lead participants according to high standards of quality, safety, and of course, fun! Community service programs are located in the US as well as in many countries abroad. Many of the programs will also offer students the ability to practice and improve their knowledge of another language while working with the local children and interacting with the local community. A common need by many residents of the community is that they live with day-to-day economic and social challenges and rely on non-profit agencies to help them navigate their daily needs. There are opportunities to teach and mentor refugee youth in urban settings. There are so many exciting and life altering experiences for students that work with children.