Teens transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

Come join a meeting - the third Sunday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at Quail Park Shannon Ranch, 3440 W. Flagstaff Ave., 3rd floor in the Sequoia Lounge

What is Assisteens?

Assisteens is an auxilary of Assistance League of Visalia.  It is an organization for teens to give back to their community in meaningful ways.  The 2023-2024 school year will mark the  first year  of Assisteens in Visalia.  YOU could be among the first teens to develop programs that serve children adults in Tulare County.

Why join Assisteens?

If you have a desire to serve your community in a menaingful way, Assisteens is for you.  You will:

  • Develop philanthropic programs to assist children and adults 
  • Develop fundraising activies to support the philanthropic programs
  • Serve in  leadership positions that help direct the Assisteen activities
  • Form friendships with teens from all Visalia Schools
  • Be involved in our community 
  • Develop organizational skills and experience in preparing events that serve others

How to join Assisteens?

Assisteens is accepting applications for membership!

The application and information about membership is provided in the link below.  Membership dues are $45.00 per year.

For more information or to answer specific questions, call Lisa Harrold at 559.300.2594

Ready to complete the Application Process? Follow the instructions below to apply online or print an application and mail it.

Welcome prospective Assisteens member.

We are an auxiliary of Assistance League of Visalia and a member of the national Assistance League. We welcome male and female teens from grades 9 through 12. The goals of participation are to gain experience in community service while building practical skills in organization, public speaking and leadership. Along the way teens often build lasting friendships through their collaboration and engagement in the programs chosen by the members.

Assisteens raise money to fund ongoing philanthropic programs to benefit the community. Members will plan and implement programs of their choice. Ideas may include mentoring students, supporting foster children, starting a community garden, helping at an animal shelter, providing meals for homeless shelters, visits to seniors and reading programs.

Monthly meetings are held during the school year and are conducted by members with support from Assistance League members and parents. Members will plan ways to serve those in need and then implement those plans at activities that take place throughout the school year, outside of regular monthly meetings.

Included below is an  online Assisteens Application form, Obligations of Membership, Adult Responsibilities for Participation in Assisteens, and agreements.

Each Assisteen is required to fulfill these obligations to continue membershipin the organization.  In addition, all members are required to attend regular monthly meetings which are held on the first Sunday of the month at 7:00pm.  Any member having more than (2) two excused and (1) one unexcused absence may be dropped from membership upon review by the Assisteens Governing Body and Assistance League Board.

Student applicants will need to complete the attached application. It needs to be signed by a parent/guardian.  The Parent/Guardian Responsibilities for Participation in Assisteens form must be read, signed and returned with the application. To make your teen’s experience in Assisteens the best it can be, there are certain responsibilities that we ask the parent/guardian to accept to ensure the safety and success of your teen. Please make sure that your teen carefully considers his or her decision to become an Assisteen.

Form needs to be filled out by the applicant. Please write legibly when filling out the application. Email address must be a home address, only. 

For answers to any questions, please call or text Valerie Nepinsky (559)303-4656 or Lisa Harrold (559) 300-2594

Assisteens Membership Form

Membership form and instructions for parents and teens

Member and Parent Responsibilities: Initial below after reading the policy below.(Required)
ASSISTEENS® OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERSHIP Financial Obligation Each teen will pay annual dues of $45 and will also need to purchase a t-shirt for $10. Time Commitment: A Minimum commitment of 40 hours per year. -Thirty-one (31) of these hours can be earned at one or more of the philanthropic community service projects or programs . .-Nine(9) hours will come from Monthly Membership Meetings. If the first Monday is a holiday, the meeting will be the following Monday. RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTEENS To make your teen’s experience in Assisteens the best it can be, there are certain responsibilities that we ask parents/guardians to accept to ensure the safety and success of their teen. Parents/Guardians will be expected to: -Attend the orientation with your Assisteen -Strongly encourage your teen’s attendance at monthly meetings and provide transportation to meetings and activities. -Volunteer to assist periodically with your teen at philanthropic activities
Photo Consent Policy: Read the policy below and initial to give consent. If not initialed consent is not given and photos will not be taken of this participant.(Required)
PHOTO CONSENT I give Assistance League® and the auxiliary Assisteens® permission to publish my photograph. This consent to publish includes, but is not limited to, still and motion pictures, slides, websites, social media sites, DVD and tape recordings (audio and visual) and any other media, whether now known or hereafter devised, an unlimited number of times. I waive rights of compensation or copyright ownership thereto.
Confidentiality Policy: Read the policy below and initial to acknowledge that the policy is read and understood.(Required)
CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY It is the policy of Assistance League of Visalia and Assisteens Visalia that board members and employees of Assistance League of Visalia will not disclose confidential information belonging to, or obtained through their affiliation with, Assistance League Visalia Board to any person, including their relatives, friends, and business and professional associates, unless Assistance League has disclosure. This policy is not intended to prevent disclosure where disclosure is required by law. Board members, volunteers and employees are cautioned to demonstrate professionalism, good judgment and care to avoid unauthorized or inadvertent disclosures of confidential information and should, for example, refrain from leaving confidential information contained in documents or on computer screens in plain view. Upon separation of employment and at the end of a board member’s term, he or she shall return all documents, papers and other materials that may contain confidential information. Unauthorized disclosure of confidential or privileged information is a serious violation of this policy and will subject the person(s) who made the unauthorized disclosure to app ropriate discipline, including suspension/termination.
Release of Liabiltiy Agreement : Initial to acknowlege that the policy has been read and understood.(Required)
ASSISTEENS® AUXILIARY An Auxiliary of Assistance League® of Visalia 1. The Assisteen is referred to as “My Child”. My Child is a member of Assisteens, an auxiliary of Assistance League of Visalia. I understand that Assistance League of Visalia is a chapter of National Assistance League®. Assisteens, Assistance League of Visalia and National Assistance League shall hereinafter be referred to as Assisteens. 2. I understand that while My Child is participating in activities for Assisteens there is a risk of injury to him/her, which could result in loss of property, personal injury or death. On behalf of myself, My Child, our heirs, personal representatives, executors and assigns, I release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Assisteens, its agents, employees, directors, servants, members, successors, heirs, assigns and volunteers from any claims, causes of action or demands of any nature or cause connected with My Child’s participation. This includes, but is not limited to, damages, attorney’s fees and court costs incurred in connection with any claim or suit based on damages or injuries alleged to have been incurred by My Child while participating with Assisteens. 3. I agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold Assisteens, its agents, employees, directors, servants, members, successors, heirs, and volunteers harmless from any and all damages and costs incurred by me while my child is participating with Assisteens. 4. I understand that public relations are an important aspect of volunteering at Assisteens. I agree on behalf of myself, My Child, our heirs, personal representatives, executors to allow Assisteens, and its agents, to use any photographs, video or film taken of me or my child for use in public relations efforts. Assisteens will use all reasonable efforts to notify me of such publication, but notification is not required for the photographs, video or film to be used for public relations purposes.
Code of Conduct: Initial to show the policy has been read and understood.(Required)
CODE OF CONDUCT I understand that my attitude and behavior are critical to the success and reputation of the Assisteen Auxiliary. For the good of the organization and my fellow Assisteens, I agree to abide by the following: 1. I will fulfill the expectations of my membership in accordance with Policies of Assisteens Auxiliaries. 2. I will conduct myself in an appropriate manner at all times while participating in Assisteens activities. 3. I will respect fellow Assisteens members and all those with who m I come in contact through Assisteens programs and events. 4. I understand that bullying and harassment will not be tolerated and may result in revocation of membership. 5. I understand that the use of tobacco, alcohol, drugs or gambling will not be tolerated at any Assisteens activity, and may result in revocation of membership. 6. I understand that use of electronic devices during meetings is prohibited. I also agree that I will carefully consider any material placed on the internet or posted in any form of social media in order to preserve and protect the name, image and reputation of Assistance League and Assisteens. I further understand that posting of inappropriate photos or videos will not be tolerated and it will result in revocation of membership. 7. I understand that if I am sent home early due to any misconduct or illness, it will be at the expense of my parent/guardian. In case of such an occurrence, the supervising adults will contact my parent/guardian and will, if necessary, make the travel arrangements. 8. I understand that if I need to leave an Assisteens activity before it is over, I will notify the adult in charge.

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