Teen volunteers needed for spring break community service

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Instead of spending time at home playing Fortnite, teens are invited to spend their spring break giving back to local non-profits around Wichita.

The United Way of the Plains is looking for student volunteers for the 26th annual Youth Days of Caring.

Some of the community service work includes landscaping, animal care, making crafts with kids and remodeling a home.

According to United Way staff, around 400 students volunteered last year. 

Today is the last day to register, and it can be done online. Youth volunteers can pick different non-profits and projects.

The minimum age to participate is 12 years old.

Students can receive community service hours for their volunteer work.

United Way staff said they hope students leave Youth Days of Caring with new friends and service hours. Most importantly, the value of volunteering and giving back to the community.

Delane Butler, with United Way, shared many volunteers have stated they were able to learn more about where they live.

“Lot of students get a sense of the place,” Butler said. “What’s going on, what people are dealing with, and just gives them a better sense of what the community is all about.”

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