Quixote Quest is about teen volunteering. QQ could be one of the very best things that you ever do in high school. Yes...Quixote Quest does help high school aged teens from South andCentral New Jerseyfind meaningful volunteer service. And yes...some of those opportunities are only open to the members of the QQ Qrew.
The 100 Quixote Quest teens participating in the 2012-2013 school year will join a ten year tradition and a long line of over 700 teen volunteers who have changed the direction of a life...or the quality of a life through weekly volunteering.
If you have a passion for making a difference and you are in high school, you may have come to the perfect place for you. You may have found 100 people, who are like you in that they too have made a decision to have an impact on lives in need.
Caution: Quixote Quest is not for the "hours counter"...the person who needs hours to get something for their school or church. QQ is not for the "college resume booster"...the person who has been advised to get some volunteering to list on college applications. Quixote Quest goes far beyond those reasons for volunteering and requires so much more.
To be in the Quixote Quest Qrew you not only need to give of your time...you need to give over your heart. You need to "Starfish" with us. Starfishing means that you are willing to dedicate at least two hours weekly to change the life of a economically disadvantage child, or provide therapeutic intervention for a child with a disability, or that you would provide companionship and comfort to lonely seniors...some with dementia, or that you will take extraordinary action to save an abandoned dog or cat and help them to find a forever home, or that you are willing to learn the signs of teen dating violence and other abusive relationships, and learn how to take safe action to help, and create a movement that will show other how to intervene.
QQ needs you to be totally invested in making a difference because the children, the elderly, the animals, and the abused need that from you to help them. Quixote Quest is the highest level of commitment that a teen can make to volunteering in the State ofNew Jersey...and it only asks two hours weekly throughout the school year.
In addition you will be inspired two evening a month as you join other members from your county in Qrew meetings where you celebrate with and motivate each other. You become part of a fraternity - sorority of high school teens that change their community.
If this seems like QQ is for you...we want to hear from you. Contact us through VolunteerMatch or by direct email email@example.com ...and we will give you the next step. We will send you more information and invite you and your parent to interview us about QQ, so you can understand how it works before you make any decisions.
Quixote Quest is about Deeds, not words. How about you?