Applications open for hybrid ‘Teens in the House’ summer nonprofit service-learning experience

Published 10:10 pm Sunday, April 25, 2021

Students will learn the inner workings of a nonprofit hospital hospitality house

 Winston-Salem — Registration is open for the SECU Family House’s summer nonprofit service-learning program, “Teens in the House.”

Middle and high school students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in service and learning by volunteering either July 19-22 or July 26-29 from 10 a.m.-noon each day. Monday and Thursday will be in person at the SECU Family House. Tuesday and Wednesday will be from home and will include Zoom sessions and curated videos and articles to learn more about nonprofits as well as service projects such as welcome bags, door hangers, etc.

Students will receive eight service hours upon completion of the program.

“We are so glad that we are able to have a Teens in the House program this summer, even though it is a bit different from our traditional model,” said Lindley Curtis, volunteer and community relations coordinator. “We love to see students nurture a passion for helping others through volunteering, and we particularly enjoy seeing some of the participants and their families return to the Family House later to volunteer with us even more!”

Registration is now open online familyhousews.org/teens-in-the-house/ and the application deadline has been extended until May 31.

The Family House, which is conveniently located near Winston-Salem’s two major hospitals, has served as home base for folks from 95 North Carolina counties and 45 states and has welcomed more than 41,000 overnight guests since opening its doors in 2011. Student volunteers throughout the year help make their experience more comfortable by providing baked goods, assembling snack bags and breakfast bags, and creating welcome bags. Students seeking volunteer hours throughout the year or for the remainder of the summer are invited to learn more about the SECU Family House of Winston-Salem and find ways to be involved by visiting www.familyhousews.org.

About the SECU Family House: The SECU Family House is specially designed to provide affordable, comfortable lodging for families and patients who are in Winston-Salem for medical treatment. It is a place where families who are already facing the heartache and distress of a serious illness can receive support from caring staff and volunteers and share their experiences with other families.