Educational Objective: The student will increase his personal self esteem by offering to assist someone with a task.
Language Arts Standard: Listening and Speaking + Reading & Writing
Literary Platform: Prentice Hall "The Underground Railroad"

• Identify Need
• Introductory Activity: Brainstorm where a teen could volunteer. When would that look good on a job application? Brainstorm: Skills needed to be a good volunteer.
• Define Steps and Sequences of Skill
1. Use the Internet to find a place to volunteer.
2. Complete an application.
3. Do a pretend interview. Use rubric found on interviewing skills page.

• Model the Skill
• Role Plays/Classroom Discussion
• Applications
• Independent Uses: See Application Form Below

Teen Volunteer Application

This application will help Volunteer Services find the most satisfying and appropriate volunteer service for you. The information will be kept confidential and your cooperation in completing it is most appreciated.

Personal Information

First Name: ______________________________
Middle Name: ___________________________
Last Name:______________________

Apt. #: __________________


Date of Birth (year optional):_________________________

Home Phone:_______________________________



9 10 11 12 Graduation Year:_________________________________

Past Volunteer Experience:_______________________________________



Favorite Subject in School:______________________________________

Hobbies, Crafts, Skills, etc.:_____________________________________


Will you be volunteering regularly? _______________________________
Yes No If yes, when? Day:_____________________________________


Is this a limited school project? ______________________________
Yes No If yes, how many hours? ________________________

Do you have any limitations or restrictions we should be aware of
in making a placement for you? _________________________
Yes No If yes, please explain: ________________________________


Person to be Notified in Case of Emergency


Home Phone:___________________________

Work Phone:____________________________

Cell Phone:_____________________________

Please list below the name of one school reference




Standards Address in Lesson:

6th Grade
Speaking Applications:
2.4 Offer a logical sequence of information and engage the listener, foster an acceptance of an idea.

7th Grade
Speaking Applications:
1.2 Determine a speakerís attitude toward a subject.
1.6 Use speaking techniques, including voice modulation , inflection, tempo, enunciation and eye contact for effective communication.

8th Grade
Speaking Applications:
1.2 Paraphrase a speakerís purpose and point of view and ask relevant questions concerning the speakerís content, delivery and purpose.
1.3 Organize information to achieve particular purposes by matching the message, vocabulary, voice modulation, expression and tone to the audience and purpose.

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