Website review by
Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media
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MTV project links teens to volunteer opportunities.

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Positive Messages

Gives teens an easy way to find volunteer opportunities. PSAs from celebs underscore the value of community service.


The project's home page doesn't have any ads, but if you click through to the videos page, there are ads for junk food, candy, and soda.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that launched this project to help support President Obama's "United We Serve" initiative, which encourages people to get involved in community service. Serve.MTV is basically just a page on that sends teens to other sites -- all of which are safe and reputable -- where they can search for volunteer opportunities and learn how to start their own service projects. There are also some PSA videos from celebs like Cameron Diaz and the Black Eyed Peas'

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Adult Written byTeacher meacher December 2, 2013

Chasing the rubber

it has a video about how to know if your Vagina is a good size

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Is it any good?

Aside from the PSA videos, there's not much original content on SERVE.MTV. However, the project links to several good organizations and directs visitors to All for Good, an excellent Web application that enables users to search for volunteer opportunities based on their location and interests. Teens looking for more robust coverage of politics and activism can check out Think.MTV.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the importance of volunteering. What’s a good age to start volunteering? How would you choose which organization you’d like to help out?

  • Volunteering has changed a lot with the growth of social networking sites. How can you stay safe while using the Web to find volunteer opportunities and connect with other civic-minded teens?

Website details

  • Genre: Civic Engagement
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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