In week 2 of the Miami Dolphins Special Teams Community Service Academy presented by AARP Foundation, a total of 31 high school students embarked on their quest to earn 40 hours of community service in just one week.
This new group of students weathered the heat to clean up the sands at Pelican Harbor Marina and Sawgrass Nature Center, in addition to beautifying both Vizcaya Museum & Garden and Zoo Miami. To hide from the sun, our high school student volunteers prepared and served food at the Jewish Association of Residencies Care along with LifeNet4Families, and continued their week with sorting food at Feeding South Florida.
"I have had a great experience as a Special Teams volunteer,” said Emily McGuinness. “Packing meals, making PB&J sandwiches, and cleaning gardens are some of my favorite events that we had done as a team. Giving back to the community with the Special Teams has been truly rewarding."
"Overall the experience was well because I obtained my service hours and helped the community,” added Amanda Guzman. “I liked how we traveled to different places and locations instead of doing the same thing always at the same place."
The Miami Dolphins Special Teams Powered by AARP Foundation is a year round volunteer program. Please visit www.dolphins.com/volunteernow to participate in an upcoming volunteer event.