May 2016 Volunteer Spotlight: Charlie Lane

Charlie - Spotlight PicAbout Charlie:

Charlie is currently a senior at the Advanced Math and Science Academy. Joining Boston Cares in the summer of 2014 as a member of our Teen Advisory Council he has since logged over 150 hours of service! Charlie’s favorite projects include Room To Grow and all of our Days of Service – especially MLK Day and Global Youth Service Day.




Finding New Friends with Boston Cares’ Learn & Serve Program

Q: Why did you choose to serve with Learn & Serve?

At first my mom had signed me up for Learn and Serve, but I ended up really enjoying it and meeting new people, so I stuck with it and have had some amazing experiences!

Q: What has been the most meaningful part of your service with Learn & Serve?

Getting to see how big of an impact we really have, and how much we help. Sometimes I feel like I haven’t done much to help but they always really appreciate it and make such a big difference.

Q: Why do you think others should join Learn & Serve?

First, it is so much fun because you get to meet some new people, have a really good time hanging out, and help some really great organizations. Second, if you don’t like service you get free lunch so that is a real plus. Thirdly, you get a really great experience for the future and something that is really good on a college application.

Q: Do you have a favorite story about your Learn & Serve experience you’d like to share?

When we went to Community Servings, and the two people running it were having such a good time and joking around with us, and it showed that these people really loved what they were doing, and wanted us to love it too. Also, the cheesecake we got was amazing.

Want to get involved?

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Our Youth and Family Program engages families and young people through age-friendly Calendar projects, seasonal Learn & Serve opportunities, National Days of Service, and a Teen Advisory Council and Junior Teen Advisory Council.

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