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Posted in Your Community, Community | September 2015

Teens: start volunteering today!

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Volunteering your time to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in your community is one of the most rewarding things you can do. As a student, it’s also something you may be required to do in order to graduate and to be eligible for a Foresters Competitive Scholarship.

Our purpose has always been to work to enhance the well-being of families and communities, and each year we organize thousands of member volunteer activities, providing financial support and hands-on volunteerism in support of various charitable partners. In fact, Foresters has so many ways for you to get involved that before you know it, looking for ways to help others will turn into a lifelong habit.

If you enjoy getting your hands a little dirty and love the idea of making sure children have safe places to play, consider coming out to a playground build in support of KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all children get the balance of active play they need. Together with more than 6,000 member volunteers, Foresters and KaBOOM! have built more than 110 playgrounds since 2006.

You could also choose to lend your support to Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), an international non-profit organization that provides over 9 million families each year with a “home-away-from-home” so they can stay together close by their hospitalized child. Foresters members have hosted BBQ dinners and bingo game nights through Foresters Family Night program, baked and decorated cookies for house families through our Cookies with Care program, and assembled and donated Care Packages to families.

If you have a charity that’s close to your heart, you can also plan and execute your own volunteer activity with both financial and planning help from Foresters. Foresters Community Grants allow members to plan local activities for their families and other Foresters members, such as putting together winter care kits for the homeless or cleaning up local parks and playspaces.

Now is a great time to start getting that minimum 40 hours of volunteer work that you need to qualify for a Foresters Competitive Scholarship, and of course it’s never too early to start helping others and make a real difference in your community.

For more information on all the different ways you can volunteer your time with Foresters visit

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