Sometimes it can be hard to find volunteer opportunities if you are under 18. Volunteer Match is one website that tries to match volunteers with volunteer opportunities! When you search you just want to make sure to select Advanced Search and then click the box for "good for teens." You can narrow your search area and select what areas you are interested in volunteering for, like animals or the environment. It's smart to double check the postings to make sure you can volunteer if you are under 18 and to contact the host to make sure.
Have a great idea for an app? Why not enter the House App Contest!
"This year marks the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “House App Contest.” This new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. Throughout the completion period, participating students will be provided opportunities to engage with various STEM educational partners located within the community to mentor and assist them with their app development."
This competition is open to high schoolers whose House representative has opted into the program. If you live in Coronado your representative is Scott Peters which makes you eligible to compete! You have until April 30th to submit your app. You can submit individually or in teams of up to 4 people.