Teen Volunteer Program


For more information, call (510) 494-4344 or email azambrano@fremont.gov.
The Teen Leadership Academy is designed to provide our young adults opportunities to gain real life and work experience through civic engagement. Junior high & high school age youth are given an opportunity to perform community service while learning the principles of project management, work ethic, leadership, team work, and character building. These programs are valuable and approved for volunteer service hours by the FUSD and other local public and private schools. Please discuss the programs with your school’s volunteer service coordinator for final approval. Students will receive 20-35 service hours per week! Visit www.RegeRec.com for more details about our optional open house and mandatory orientations. 

Optional Open House (CIT & YSC)
Location: Central Park Teen Center
Tuesday, May 23 at 6-7pm

Counselors in Training (CIT)                                                        9th-12th Grades Only

Looking to do something fulfilling this summer? Become a Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) and have fun while gaining valuable work experience at the same time! As a Counselor-In-Training, teens volunteer at our youth summer camps and special event programs where they learn leadership skills like: working effectively with children of all ages, lead recreational activities, and learn about the various ages and stages of child development. These skills will help them mature as leaders AND potential future employees of the City! There are more than 15+ volunteer work sites (day camps) located in Central Park and throughout the City. Teens will be scheduled to volunteer specific days/weeks and times – the volunteer assignments will be given out on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015. Registrants receive on average earn 35 service hours per week.

Mandatory Orientation (CIT Only)
Once registered for CIT, we can expect your teen to attend this orientation. They will select the camps they want to volunteer for. Teens who attend this meeting will get first priority for their selections. If you aren't able attend this meeting, you may still submit your camp selections. The CIT Director will send emails informing teens on how to submit their preference sheets.
Location: Central Park Teen Center
Session 1: June 6 from 6-7pm
Session 2: June 7 from 6-7pm
Session 3: June 8 from 6-7pm

Training Week (Mandatory for all CIT sessions)
Registrants are required to attend a minimum of three (3) days of training. Teens will also be receiving their camp placements this week that they selected. Training module examples: customer service training, games leadership, finding your voice, camp field trip procedures. Please bring a lunch, snacks, and water each day.
Location: Central Park Teen Center
June 19-23 from 10am-2pm

Youth Service Corps (YSC)                                                        7th-12th Grades Only

Youth Service Corps is a summer program that offers a unique experience for teens. Participants will be performing community service while learning the principles of project management, work ethic, leadership, team work, and civic engagement. Each morning volunteers complete community work projects that include tasks such as weed abatement, minor park equipment repair, painting, landscaping, etc. Each afternoon, volunteers will participate in outdoor recreation activities that further build on the principles of team work and leadership. Optional weekly field trips are offered. Registrants receive on average earn 20 service hours per week.

YSC Orientation 
Location: Central Park Teen Center
June 20 at 6-7pm