Youth Engagement


Youth Engagement

We have well-established programs for college, high school and middle school students to work with us.

Junior Ambassadors

Junior Ambassadors are 5th-8th graders who become independent volunteers and leaders at Mitzvah Circle. Working side-by-side with their peers, they learn how to pack personalized boxes of necessities for families in crisis.

Throughout the year, Mitzvah Circle offers special Junior Ambassador-only volunteer shifts on Sundays, after school, and during weekdays in the summer months. Junior Ambassadors commit to volunteering at least 6 times over the course of a year.

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Teen Ambassadors

Mitzvah Circle’s Teen Ambassador Program provides a unique opportunity for high school students to make a difference in the world and develop leadership skills.

Teen Ambassadors are students entering 9th – 12th grades. This unique leadership program combines service and personal development in a select program that trains high school students to act as guides for new volunteers at our warehouse.


• Participate in an orientation for students and parents/guardians on (date).

• Attend Teen Ambassador Training – Session 1 or 2 (Pick one):

Session 1
Monday, June 22: 12pm – 3pm
Tuesday, June 23: 12pm – 3pm
Wednesday, June 24: 9am – 12pm

Session 2
Tuesday, July 7: 12pm – 3pm
Wednesday, July 8: 9am – 12pm
Thursday, July 9: 12pm – 3pm

• After training, volunteer at least 12 times as a “Group Leader” from July 2020 – June 2021. Teen Ambassadors lead groups of new volunteers in packing boxes of personalized necessities for families in need and in other projects in the warehouse.

→ Teen Ambassadors can volunteer on days off from school, Sundays and evenings.

Available shifts:

• Monday – Thursday 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30
• Friday 9:30-11:30
• Two Sundays a month 9:30-11:30 and 12-2
• A few evenings a month, from 4-6pm, 5-7pm, or 6-8pm

Students who continue serving as Teen Ambassadors after their first year can become Leadership Fellows, helping to train new groups of Teen Ambassadors.

Application Process:Mitzvah Circle is now accepting applications for the Summer 2020 Teen Ambassador Program.  Apply now and email [email protected] by May 30th, 2020.

Carly Dougherty, Volunteer Coordinator, will email applicants with instructions on how to register for the program for all accepted applicants.

Internships for College Students

An internship with Mitzvah Circle is an excellent opportunity for students seeking real-world experience in all aspects of a grass roots, non-profit organization. Interns will work directly with staff, volunteers, and other social service organizations.

Mitzvah Circle hosts undergraduate and graduate interns every semester – spring, summer, and fall. Internships are in Social Work, Non-Profit Administration, Marketing/Event Management, and Facilities Management.

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