By Jennifer Blome
ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Looking for a volunteer job for your pre-teen or teenager? Check out Volunteen Nation.
Simone Bernstein, 21, founded the website years ago, after her own search for a volunteer job turned up nothing.
"When I was 12 years old, I hated overnight camp and I really wanted to volunteer," said Simone. "It was very hard to find a volunteering opportunity when I was 12 years old and I realized there wasn't a site available. There wasn't a way for youth to get involved. So I created volunteennation.org in June of 2009 and we launched a national site in March of 2012."
Volunteen Nation has really taken off. There are 100 youth ambassadors nationwide. The website has helped over 14,500 adolescents find summer volunteer jobs. Your kids can also work for Volunteen Nation and learn about operating a not-for-profit.
Just type in your zipcode and areas of interest, and you'll learn about volunteer jobs in your area.