teen volunteer by jun hao

                        More than half of American teenagers and young adults volunteered last year, and the best way to enlist this group turns out to be peer pressure: Three quarters of people ages 13 to 22 whose friends volunteer regularly also do so, which is nearly twice the number of those who pursue voluntary activities based on their concern about particular social issues. The study, based on data from 4,363 young people, found that the most common form of support by volunteers was assistance with fundraising. Thirty-eight percent of those in the survey said they helped with solicitations, prompting the study’s authors to conclude: “Young people are a secret weapon. A donation pitch from a passionate teen is way more influential than a cold call or that newsletter you were thinking about sending.”

                  I feel that even though teenagers volunteered because of peer pressure, they still did the job and help out. More teenagers should help out and persuade their other friends to help out also. teach teenagers work skills they will need their whole lives, such as  how to work responsibly, and how to get along with co-workers and superiors it  can also help teens feel more confident and independent help teens develop a sense of responsibility. Thus I think that teenagers should do more volunteer work