Summer VolunTEEN Program

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.

Fingerprinting Appointments & Locations

Appointments can be made by contacting the Volunteer Program Specialist at (714) 765-4994 or
NOTE: These dates are strictly for fingerprinting. There will be no orientation.

  • Fingerprinting is for new VolunTEEN Program applicants only. Returning VolunTEENS do not have to be fingerprinted.
  • Applicants must bring a current, government-issued I.D. photo card (state I.D., driver's license, passport) or a current year, school-issued I.D. card to their fingerprinting appointment.

Orientation Dates & Locations

Orientation will be followed by fingerprinting.
NOTE: Due to time restrictions, only a limited number of fingerprinting will be done on orientation nights on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Email to sign up for a specific orientation date
and to receive Zoom meeting details
Thursday, May 6th  4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Friday, May 14th  4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

​Application Submission & Deadline

Completed application packets will be accepted beginning Monday, February 15th. Application packets will not be accepted prior to this date. Packets can be submitted in person at an orientation or fingerprinting appointment. They can also be dropped off or mailed to:

Anaheim Community Services
VolunTEEN Program
200 S. Anaheim Boulevard #433
Anaheim, 92805

The last day to submit a complete application packet is Friday, May 7th - applications must be received by 5 p.m. to be considered. The program is limited; partial or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Assignment & Hour Confirmation Letters

Assignment letters will be mailed the week of May 24th. At the end of the Program, all teens will receive a letter confirming the number of service hours performed during the duration of the program. Hour confirmation letters will be mailed the week of August 23rd.

Questions & Additional Information

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