In 2023-2024  there were 22 Assisteens, from  different High Desert Schools in the Apple Valley USD, Hesperia USD, Victor Valley UHSD, AAE and also some home schooled students,  who served over 1,200 volunteer hours.

These young people assisted with Chapter philanthropic programs and helped in the Thrift Shop. They provided help to the High Desert Domestic Violence Shelter “A Better Way”, donating clothes, socks and books. In addition, they supported our Chapter programs by helping to set up the Annual Holiday Sale, assembling grooming kits for Operation School Bell, and making Easter baskets to be donated to children living in a Domestic Violence Shelter, “A Better Way”.

Assisteens, through their Teens Helping Teens program, provide full-size grooming products, along with socks, shaving kits, sleeping bags, and a duffel bag, to the teens in need in the High Desert.

And last, but not least, they hold an Annual Mad Hatter Tea and Fashion Show.  Always a huge success!

This year, Assisteens proudly celebrated the graduation of five High School seniors—Congratulations!!!!

Our young members are our future, and from what we have seen and experienced with our Assisteens, we can feel good and be proud.

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History –

Assistance League Founder, Anne Banning, always felt that it was fine to serve youth, but better to let youth serve! So, in the 1930’s she called on the daughters and granddaughters of Assistance League members to assist in various philanthropic programs.

We are proud to continue to encourage and provide volunteer opportunities for today’s youth. Assisteens membership is open to young people (boys and girls) in grades 7 -12.  The aims of participation are to develop a sense of community responsibility, self-reliance, personal responsibility, poise, public speaking and leadership skills.

We are looking for teens who are interested in serving their community through volunteer service and fundraising activities.  Assisteens support their own philanthropic  programs, as well as the programs of Assistance League of Victor Valley.


Presently, Assisteens’ membership is open to all students in grades 7 – 12.  Each member will complete a minimum of 30 service hours during the year.  Volunteer hours include meetings times, fundraising activities and community service.

Philanthropic Programs –

The Assisteens’ philanthropic programs and activities include –

  • Work in Assistance League Thrift Shop and Operation School Bell.
  • Prep the grooming kits for Operation School Bell.
  • Provide Christmas gifts for children in need.
  • Continue the “Lets Can-Can” year long food drive program.
  • Participate in Teens Helping Teens – This program allows Assisteens to help teens in need attending high schools in the Victor Valley School Districts’ student/family centers. This year Assisteens provided 125 hygiene bags, including full-size shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, toothbrush, toothpaste, and brush. At the request of the Family Center, Assisteens added much needed socks to each zippered bag given out.
  • Helping at two “AMR” Toy Drive Events in December.
  • Providing 123 sleeping bags to students in need.

Fundraising to support these activities –

  • Organizing and hold our annual “Mad Hatter Tea and Fashion Show”
  • Participate in the Chapter’s Annual Fundraiser by auctioning off their “Trivia-Thinking Brains”
  • Additional fundraisers throughout the year assist with membership activities and programs

Additional Opportunities

Membership opportunities include interacting and working together with teens from different schools, holding leadership board positions, letters of recommendation for college applications and an overwhelming good feeling of giving back to their community.

For more information:

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Call – 760-961-2468