Summer VolunTEEN Program

The Anaheim Community Services Department provides teens, 13 - 17 years of age, the opportunity to give back to their community and earn service hours through the summer VolunTEEN Program. Teens can volunteer at various summer programs throughout Anaheim, including O.A.K.S. Summer Day Camp, Zombie Survival Camp, Tiny Tots Academy, Summer Nights Under the Stars at Pearson Park Amphitheatre, East Anaheim Gymnasium, S.T.A.R.S. After School Program and the Fun on Wheels Mobile Recreation Program.

Eligibility



Applicants must be 13 years of age and have completed the 5th grade. Because of limited space, Anaheim residents and students of Anaheim schools will be given priority placement.

Registration Process



  1. Submit a complete application packet to the Community Services Department at Anaheim City Hall (4th floor) or during an orientation.
  2. Attend an orientation. All new and returning VolunTEENS MUST attend an orientation with a parent or guardian as part of the application process.
  3. First time applicants must be fingerprinted for background checks. Fingerprinting can be done by appointment at designated locations and dates or at one of the orientations. See below for more details. 
Current TB Clearance & Fingerprinting Background Checks

The Community Services Department is required to have volunteers' TB clearance on file. All applicants are required to submit a copy of a TB clearance slip dated within the last two years (2016 - present will be accepted). Applicants are responsible for the cost of the test.

State Law AB 1663 requires all recreation program volunteers be fingerprinted for a background check and cleared by the California Department of Justice before placement. Fingerprinting is available at not cost and must be completed by City of Anaheim staff.

Fingerprinting Appointments & Locations



Appointments can be made by contacting the Volunteer Program Specialist at (714) 765-4994 or VolunteerOffice@anaheim.net.
NOTE:  These dates are strictly for fingerprinting. There will be no orientation.

 LOCATION DATE TIME
 East Anaheim Community Center Wednesday, April 4 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 East Anaheim Community Center Friday, April 13 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 Brookhurst Community Center Wednesay, April 18 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
 Downtown Anaheim Community Center Thursday, April 26 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

REMINDERS:
  • Fingerprinting is for new VolunTEEN Program applicants only. Returning VolunTEENS do not have to be fingerprinted.
  • Applicants must bring a current, government-issued I.D. photo card (state I.D., driver's license, passport) or a current year, school-issued I.D. card to their fingerprinting appointment.

Orientation Dates & Locations



Orientation will be followed by fingerprinting.
NOTE:  Due to time restrictions, only a limited number of fingerprinting will be done on orientation nights on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 LOCATION DATE TIME
 East Anaheim Community Center

Tuesday, April 3 Orientation - 6 p.m.
Fingerprinting - 6:30-8 p.m.
 East Anaheim Community Center Saturday, April 7 Orientation - 1 p.m.
Fingerprinting - 1:30-4 p.m.
 East Anaheim Community Center Thursday, April 12 Orientation - 6 p.m.
Fingerprinting - 6:30-8 p.m.
 East Anaheim Community Center Saturday, April 21 Orientation - 10 a.m.
Fingerprinting - 10:30 - 1 p.m.
 Brookhurst Community Center Tuesday, April 17 Orientation - 6 p.m.
Fingerprinting - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
 Downtown Anaheim Community Center Wednesday, April 25 Orientation - 6 p.m.
Fingerprinting - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
 

​Application Submission & Deadline


Completed application packets will be accepted beginning Monday, April 2nd. Application packets will not be accepted prior to this date. Packets can be submitted in person at an orientation or fingerprinting appointment. They can also be dropped off or mailed to:

Anaheim Community Services
VolunTEEN Program
200 S. Anaheim Boulevard #433
Anaheim, 92805

The last day to submit a complete application packet is Friday, May 11th - applications must be received by 5 p.m. to be considered. Partial or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Assignment & Hour Confirmation Letters



Assignment letters will be mailed the week of May 21st. At the end of the Program, all teens will receive a letter confirming the number of service hours performed during the duration of the program. Hour confirmation letters will be mailed the week of August 27th.

Questions & Additional Information



For questions or additional information, contact the Volunteer Program Specialist at (714) 765-4994 or VolunteerOffice@anaheim.net
2018 Volunteen Program Application