SOURCE: Lion’s Heart

Lion’s Heart

August 09, 2016 11:40 ET

Lion's Heart Interns Usher in a New Generation of Teen Volunteers

Teen Volunteer Organization Utilizes Members as Volunteers in Summer Internship Program

LAGUNA HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - August 09, 2016) - In May 2016, Lion's Heart staff interviewed twenty-six Lion's Heart teen members for a summer internship in the Laguna Hills, California, corporate offices. Each potential intern provided a writing sample telling a little about themselves and why they wanted the summer internship. All twenty-six came in for a face to face interview, for some, it was their first interview in their lives. The teens, ranging from thirteen to seventeen years old, were truly wonderful people with so many amazing talents. Some were nervous, some were confident. One even arrived in a suit and tie! We eventually selected six interns to spend their summer working in our office with our staff on a variety of interesting projects.

"Our goal was to give the interns a glimpse of how our operations work while allowing them to have a rich and educational intern experience," said Terry Corwin, Lion's Heart Founder and Executive Director. "They have all been given a variety of assignments such as making videos to share on social media, writing blog posts, researching volunteer outreach programs, auditing volunteer logs, and much more."

Lion's Heart is so thankful for all six of our volunteers; Madison, Taylor, Reese, Julia, Matt and Kevin. They worked tirelessly, never complained, and were so productive. In the past three months, Lion's Heart teen volunteer interns amassed a whopping 183 volunteer hours and finished 11 large projects. Our interns became part of our Lion's Heart family and while we are sad to see them go, we wish them all the best on their journeys and will welcome them back anytime.

"Being an intern at the Lion's Heart corporate office is such an amazing experience! I have had so many different jobs I've worked on such as working on social media pages, reaching out to communities and community directories, creating, filming, and editing videos, hosting and being a part of corporate meetings, and much more." Taylor M., Lion's Heart summer intern said, "This internship has helped me with my communication and leadership skills, as well as meeting new people that I couldn't imagine my life without. The corporate office has such a wide variety of people with completely different personalities, yet we all have the same humor. I never leave the office without a smile on my face or cracking a joke. It is a wonderful feeling to know that you are a part of helping the community around you with your Lion's Heart group, but it's a much more powerful feeling when you're helping tons of different communities around the nation."

Lion's Heart will continue to utilize members as volunteers throughout the year and will offer another summer internship in Laguna Hills next Summer.

About Lion's Heart

Founded in 2004, Lion's Heart is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit teen volunteer platform available to 7th - 12th grade students. The organization instills the value of community service in its Members, providing meaningful life skills through leadership opportunities and philanthropic experiences. Over the years, Lion's Heart Members have performed a combined total of more than 525,000 volunteer hours, which equates to more than $12,000,000 in societal value.

Lion's Heart, headquartered in Southern California, has grown to more than 90 chapters across 16 states and is actively expanding its reach by adding new chapters daily across the country. Groups have between three and twenty teens and are organized by gender, grade, and location. Though each group has a parent Class Coordinator, the teens elect their own officers, lead their own meetings, and decide how to serve their community -- with no fundraising. For more information visit their website or visit their Facebook page.

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