MOODY GARDENS SAVY (SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF VOLUNTEER YOUTH)
What Is It?: A summer program that gives teen volunteers an opportunity to help Moody Gardens, a nonprofit educational destination, while gaining experience in a variety of career fields, including biology and education. 2019 application deadline was in January.
Help Needed: SAVY volunteers help staff with various duties and responsibilities, help educate visitors, and learn about a variety of career fields such as biology and education.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: 14. Maximum age is 17.
The SAVY program is designed to be “an enriching program that will challenge participants mentally, physically, and socially, regardless of sex, color, or creed.” Volunteers help Moody Gardens by educating visitors and assisting staff with various duties, while learning about a variety of career fields, including biology, and education and gaining experience for future employment.
Presentation about Ten Thousand Villages, 2014
Year of the Bat project, 2012
Interviewing shark expert
SAVY volunteer, 2015
One World One Ocean fundraiser, 2013
Sea Turtle presentation
Amazon conservation fundraiser, 2016