- Embrace Relief welcomes high school students who are looking to build their resume and do good in the world through community service and humanitarian aid.
- Join us by volunteering at events or by starting your own fundraiser in support of one of our causes.
- Leading your own fundraiser is the kind of achievement that will set you up for success in college and beyond.
Are you a high school student looking to gain important life experience and grow your skills? Do you want to add to an impressive college application? Do you simply want to do good in the world and help struggling people?
Working with Embrace Relief can provide all this and more!
Embrace Relief is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian nonprofit charity based in northern New Jersey, and our programs have reached millions of people in more than 50 countries across five continents.
While we operate our own campaigns throughout the year, we also take a flexible and collaborative approach to humanitarian aid. That means that we’re ready to work with anyone interested in helping people locally or globally – including you!
At Embrace Relief, we offer two primary opportunities for students looking to get involved: volunteering and fundraising. Volunteering is simple enough. Embrace Relief hosts a variety of events year-round, and we welcome all who are willing to give their time and lend a hand.
But you can make an even greater impact by starting your own Group FUNdraiser! With Group FUNdraising, you will have the opportunity to pick a cause that matches your passion and raise money to support it. Whether you decide to create a fundraising project on your own, or team up with friends, family, classmates or teachers, you’ll have the chance to engage your community with the support of Embrace Relief’s professional marketing and outreach tools.
The benefits of partnering with Embrace Relief
Creating your own Group FUNdraising project is a win-win! Working with Embrace Relief is a rewarding experience, offering students like you a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the world while gaining valuable skills and personal growth. Here are just some of the benefits:
College admissions: Colleges and universities value applicants who demonstrate a commitment to service. A community service project with Embrace Relief provides a real-world example of your dedication, initiative, and compassion, and it can also open doors for special recognition like achieving the Presidential Award or Congressional Award. All of this will make your application stand out in a crowded field.
Personal growth: Operating your own fundraising project will help you develop essential life skills that are highly valued in the professional world. Communication, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, and time management are just a few examples of the invaluable skills you can cultivate. These skills will benefit you not only in college but throughout your personal and professional life.
Cultural awareness: Working with Embrace Relief will expose you to diverse cultures, experiences, and global issues. You may even have the opportunity to travel to the locations being supported by your project and see your impact firsthand! By engaging in international or local projects, you broaden your horizons, become more culturally sensitive, and gain a deeper understanding of global challenges. This experience helps you develop empathy and a broader perspective, nurturing your growth as a compassionate global citizen.
Building relationships: Working with Embrace Relief will also allow you to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for making a difference. You’ll meet people from various backgrounds, including professionals, mentors, and fellow volunteers, who can offer guidance, support, and even future career opportunities. These connections can be invaluable in your personal and professional journey.
Sense of purpose: Volunteering your time and energy empowers you to effect change and contribute to causes you care about. By making a positive impact in the lives of others, you can boost your self-esteem and develop a sense of purpose. Volunteering helps you discover your strengths, passions, and values, guiding you towards future career paths aligned with your interests.
If this sounds appealing, we’re ready to work with you! To learn how to volunteer, or to learn more about how you can start your own Group FUNdraiser, fill out the form on this page. Our team is standing by to help you get started.
We’re excited to help you achieve your goals while also providing crucial humanitarian aid to communities all around the world. Take the first step and let’s help people together!
Donate today to Embrace Relief’s Clean Water Initiative or Fountains of Hope project and you can help us move one step closer to solving the clean water crisis in Africa. A donation of any amount would be a gift that will impact thousands of people for years to come.
* $1,300 will ensure the reconstruction of a water well – in your name (or any name you wish!) in Africa. *