Tamarac Offers High School Students an Opportunity to Earn Service Hours

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By: Sharon Aron Baron

The City of Tamarac is offering high school students a great opportunity to earn service hours while gaining personal satisfaction in helping others.

The Parks and Recreation department has created the “Tamarac Teen Summer Volunteer Program” for students ages 13 – 17 that will run Mondays through Thursdays from June 16, 2014 through August 8, 2014. Teens must be available 10 am – 3 pm each day for the entire eight weeks of the program, with one week of vacation allowed with advance notice.

To graduate, Broward County Public High School students must earn 40 service hours, and those applying for Florida Bright Futures Scholarships must earn 100. To qualify for a silver cord at graduation, they will need 250 hours.

Interested students will need to fill out an application and include a copy of a current transcript, one letter of recommendation, have their parent’s signature on the application, and sign the teen volunteer pledge form. The total cost of the program is $100 and participants will also receive a shirt. This fee will only apply to those who are accepted into the program.

If accepted, students will be placed in areas based on availability including assisting with the Senior Program, answering phones, working concessions at the pool, assisting with youth sports programs, or filing and other office responsibilities.

The application deadline is Thursday, June 5, 2014. You can find the application here at www.Tamarac.org For questions please contact Michelle Zimmer at michelle.zimmer@tamarac.org or 954-597-3639

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident's a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That's why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.

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  • Ledoux

    Why are we paying the city to let our kids earn Volunteer Hours? Does this make sense to anyone! Really They can do any thing for free to get there hours whats up with that!