Summertime brings much excitement to students eager to be out of the confines of the classroom. Many vacation with family, work at a summer job or use their time to relax.
Some follow a different path and volunteer their free time to help others in need.
Catholic Heart Workcamp is one organization that offers volunteer programs to youth across America. CHWC offers youth the opportunity to volunteer and help out communities in need.
The program offers one-week and two-week camps aimed at enriching the lives of the participants through volunteering.
Their goal is to motivate youth to continue service work in their own communities.
“We are having a lot of fun, but we are getting a lot of work done,” said Avery Horne, a CHWC group leader.
Avery’s group volunteered their time at CFCA in July to help send out yearly photos of the sponsored children and aging friends to our sponsors.
“It means a lot to the kids that they are helping out the community,” Avery said.
Kids and youth from all over the United States help others through CHWC. They are assigned into different groups and travel to volunteer sites across the country.
“It’s nice to meet people from different areas and get to talk to them and interact with them,” said 17-year-old Eilish, a CHWC volunteer from Wisconsin. “[It's] beyond cool to be able to do something so awesome, like helping people out. It’s a gift in itself.” Read more