Teen Volunteers in Action is an organization of young men who, together with their families, are committed to developing community leaders through a structured program of volunteerism, philanthropy, and personal development.

What We Do

Hello and welcome to the website for Teen Volunteers In Action. Our membership includes young men in grades 7th through 12th, with our purpose being exclusively educational and charitable. The volunteer opportunities for our teens involve active, hands-on service in our community.

The teens must meet certain minimum event requirements to remain in good standing in the organization. Please view our Membership Requirements for detailed information of what is expected of our members.

We also offer the high school level members an opportunity to participate on the Leadership Council. The Council is an opportunity for the teens to further develop their leadership and organizational skills. They have the responsibility of organizing one of the monthly philanthropic events, as well as communicating with their grade level and reporting any suggestions, comments, or requests, to the board. Link to more on Leadership Council Responsibilities.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our founding chapter, via email, at NationalPresident@tvia.org.

Interested in Becoming a Member?

TVIA accepts membership applications from prospective teen members entering grades 7–10. Applications for membership are accepted in March through April 1 for the following school year.

There are several TVIA chapters; you may apply to only one chapter. The chapters are not geographically bound and all serve philanthropies located throughout San Diego County. 

Space is very limited for grades 8–10 and varies by individual chapter and given year. Click here for answers to many commonly asked membership questions. For membership inquiries, contact the VP, Membership of the chapter you are interested in:

Prospective Parent Information

Each chapter has its own prospective member informational meeting in late February/March. Applications will be available online as of March 1st.

Here are the dates for the 2018-19 TVIA Prospective Member Meetings by Chapter:

  • SD1: March 4th, 2 pm – 4 pm
  • SD2: February 25th, 2 pm – 4 pm
  • SD3: March 11th, 3 pm – 5 pm
  • SD4: March 18th, 2 pm – 4 pm
  • SD5: March 4th, 3 pm – 5 pm

To find out more information about applying to TVIA, click on the respective chapter link:

Because our demand exceeds our class sizes, new chapters allow us to continue to offer these opportunities to all interested families. If you’re interested in spearheading a new chapter, email NationalPresident@tvia.org and let’s explore the possibilities! The current chapters are located in San Diego County.

More Information

Links to chapter home pages
(These will require member login) 

Please contact a Chapter President

Click here to download the TVIA Brochure.


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