MISSION VIEJO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 28, 2013) - Lion's Heart, a nationwide volunteer service organization for 6th - 12th grade students, announces the opening of its 2013 enrollment, beginning February 1. Lion's Heart organizes members into groups so they can volunteer for various non-profit and philanthropic organizations in their communities. Each chapter of teens elects their own officers and run their own meetings. With this structure, members have the power to choose how they want to serve their community, building valuable service experience and leadership skills.
Teens are required to perform a minimum of 30 hours in the year, which begins May 1, 2013 and goes through April 30, 2014. Recent organizations which Lion's Heart has supported through volunteer work include the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, American Red Cross, Adopt-A-Beach and The Boys & Girls Club. Lion's Heart does not fundraise, the organization placing a focus on community service above all else.
"What began as an idea for how to serve our local community has turned into a multi-state, teen-lead community service movement," said Terry Corwin, who founded the organization with her son, Spencer, in 2004. "It's a joy to see this organization grow, and as a result, see the amount of service given to local nonprofits increase, bettering communities across Southern California and the country."
Enrollment opens on February 1 at 12 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. on August 1. For additional information on Lion's Heart, including enrollment questions, where existing chapters are located or how to start a new chapter, please visit www.lionsheartservice.org.
About Lion's Heart
Lion's Heart was founded in 2004 by Terry Corwin when her son Spencer went to his mother expressing a desire to volunteer in his community but could not find an organization that aligned with what he was looking for. Corwin then created Lion's Heart as an organization where both teenage boys and girls could create and guide their own community service endeavors, deciding where to serve in their local communities. Headquartered in Southern California, the organization has grown to 14 chapters, and is actively working to expand its reach with new chapters across the nation. Chapters are primarily located in Southern California, additionally there are chapters located in Atlanta, Ga.; Ridgefield, Conn.; Lone Tree, Co.; and Kailua, HI. For more information visit their website www.lionsheartservice.org or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lionsheartservice.