Summer VolunTEEN Program

The 2021 Summer VolunTEEN program has come to an end this year; however, we want to celebrate the 124 Summer Volunteens who served over 5500 service hours in just 9 weeks.
The Anaheim Community Services Department provides teens, 13 - 17 years of age, the opportunity to give back to their community and earn service hours through the summer VolunTEEN Program. Teens can volunteer at various summer programs throughout Anaheim, including O.A.K.S. Summer Day Camp, Wilderness Survival Camp, Tiny Tots Academy, Summer Nights Under the Stars at Pearson Park Amphitheatre, and East Anaheim Gymnasium.


Applicants must be 13 years of age and have completed the 5th grade. Because of limited space, Anaheim residents and students of Anaheim schools will be given priority placement.

Registration Process

  1. Submit a complete application packet to the Community Services Department at Anaheim City Hall (4th floor) or during an orientation.
  2. Attend an orientation. All new and returning VolunTEENS MUST attend an orientation with a parent or guardian as part of the application process.
  3. First time applicants must be fingerprinted for background checks. Fingerprinting can be done by appointment at designated locations and dates or at one of the orientations. See below for more details. 
Current TB Clearance & Fingerprinting Background Checks

The Community Services Department is required to have volunteers' TB clearance on file. All applicants are required to submit a copy of a TB clearance slip dated within the last two years (2019 - present will be accepted). Applicants are responsible for the cost of the test.

State Law AB 1663 requires all recreation program volunteers be fingerprinted for a background check and cleared by the California Department of Justice before placement. Fingerprinting is available at not cost and must be completed by City of Anaheim staff.

Questions & Additional Information

For questions or additional information, contact the Volunteer Program Specialist at (714) 765-4994 or