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Action Team

Action Team is a program for high school students to volunteer in their communities. There are Action Teams of student volunteers in high schools across the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.  When you or your school join the Action Team, you’ll stand with Major League baseball players and Volunteers of America as we recruit and train thousands of high school students to make an impact in the lives of their neighbors in need. To submit an application and join an Action Team, visit

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Major Leaguers Help Action Team Program Build on Momentum as 2016 School Year Ends on a High Note
School may be out, but the impact of Action Team Captains’ work is still being felt by communities across the country. The Action Team youth volunteer program added 34 schools to its roster this year, bringing the total to 86 participating schools across the United States. Since its creation, the program has served more than 280,000 people inspiring 91,000 high school students to get...
Jun 30, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Action Team Provides Ideal Outlet for This Youth Volunteer
By Ben Hershey, Alexandria, VA During my sophomore year of high school I spent a week at a work camp in the rural mountains of western Virginia where we repaired houses for low-income families who had fallen into hard times. At the end of the camp, our group was asked by the leaders to share what we got out of the week. My answer was this: "In...
May 23, 2016 5:10 PM ET
Westlake Action Team Raises $3,114 With 5K Run
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Westlake Action Team members organized a 5K race, “Action Run”, to support their efforts to bring disadvantaged youth to their first-ever Dodgers game in June. Runners traversed an intricate course around the Westlake High School track and through the campus on April 24 Runners received a complimentary Action Run pin and were treated to an Italian ice courtesy of...
May 19, 2016 3:00 PM ET
How The Action Team Changed My Life
By Emily Vo, Everett, WA When I first started with the Action Team in Everett, I was honestly just the typical student who was searching for volunteer hours to put on my college applications. I wasn’t really motivated to help others at all. I was also very shy and rarely...
May 12, 2016 3:20 PM ET
Mark Melancon Encourages Action Team Captains During Final Conference Call of the School Year
Pirates closer Mark Melancon joined the final Action Team conference call of the 2015-2016 school year, but it was a scholarship winner who persevered through a childhood battle with cancer who most inspired the high school volunteers who dialed in from around the country. “I try to focus on overcoming the challenges and giving back, because I have this experience and I have the power...
Apr 14, 2016 2:30 PM ET