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Volunteer Opportunities

Leadership Intern Program

The Camp Invention program is looking for high school students to volunteer as Leadership Interns.  Leadership Interns represent the program and National Inventors Hall of Fame brand. They help create an environment of fun, learn strategies to encourage collaborative learning, serve as role models to participants, and assist in providing a safe environment for participants.

In return for your week-long service, students will receive formalized leadership training and certification, culminating in 40 volunteer or service hours and a personalized letter of completion from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This is a great addition to college submissions, scholarship applications, the National Honor Society, graduation requirements, or even an employment application.

Who can be a Leadership Intern?

  • Any sophomore, junior or senior high school student
  • Someone who is interested in working with and inspiring children
  • Someone who is self-motivated
  • Someone who is interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Someone who can commit to volunteering for the week of June 11 – 15, 2018

If this sounds like you, please log on to Go to INSPIRE and click on HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE STUDENTS Leadership Intern Program Scroll down and fill out the online application to get the process started. Be sure to specify Moulton Elementary as your Camp Invention location. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Okugawa at (858) 334-8515.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center is offering summer volunteer opportunities for 14-17 year olds to be junior counselors at a weeklong day camp that is run from June through August.  Junior counselor positions are available for students wishing to learn about marine mammals and marine mammal careers while mentoring younger students. Additionally, they offer one paid senior counselor position that spans the entire summer for students that are 18.

For more information or if you are interested in signing up, please reach out to Kirsten Donald, Director of Education at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, at (949) 494-3050 ext. 206, or go to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center website.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Dana Point Library

  • Application opens May 14

The Dana Point Library needs volunteers for their Summer Reading program from June 18 – July 28!  Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age, love reading, like helping others, and have good communication skills.  You can apply in person at the library’s service desk.

For more information, take a look at the Summer Reading program flyer.

Youth Committee Volunteer Opportunity

Do you need leadership experience for college admissions? The City of Laguna Niguel is now accepting applications from high school students residing in Laguna Niguel who are interested in serving on the Youth Committee. The Youth Committee consists of up to 15 members who are appointed by the City Council and there are 6 positions available. The responsibilities of a Youth Committee Member include maintaining and updating: the website, a community and volunteer service directory, and a high school employment directory. They also sponsor an annual High School Job and College Fair, review and plan teen recreation programs and provide input on various projects.

The applications for the Youth Committee are in the Guidance Department. This is a great opportunity for any Laguna Niguel resident/student to build their resume for college admissions!