In 2003, the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America created the Action Team national youth volunteer program to recruit and train high school students to become volunteers in their communities. Major Leaguers help inspire and encourage high school students to serve as Action Team Captains, who in turn deliver an important message to their peers: volunteering is cool, fun and personally rewarding.
Major Leaguers and high school students have something in common. They care about the places they call home. And that’s why they’ve joined forces to help inspire other teens to get involved in their own communities by forming Action Teams in their high schools.
Through the Action Team, more than 82,000 high school students have helped more than 250,000 of their neighbors in need. This free program is available to high school students everywhere. In fact, there are presently more than 100 high schools across the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington D.C.
Courtesy of the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America, Action Teams receive complimentary T-shirts, posters, brochures and exclusive on-line resources to support their efforts to encourage others to get involved.
Sixty-second TV PSA promoting community service and the Action Team national youth volunteer program.
2009 Action Team Public Service Announcement featuring Major League Baseball Players Jake Peavy, Curtis Granderson and Shane Victorino.
Join Major League baseball players in helping to train and inspire the next generation of volunteers through the Action Team national youth volunteer program. Get in on the action at ActionTeam.org!
action team online application
High school application
Why join the Action Team? When you join the Action Team, you’ll be joining a team that’s 50,000 strong!
With Action Teams in more than 35 states, you will be joining forces with hundreds of like-minded high school students and Major League baseball players, who are dedicated and passionate about getting involved in causes close to their hearts and important to their communities.
By joining the Action Team, high school students are eligible for college scholarships from the Players Trust, and they get to participate in monthly conference calls featuring Major League baseball players. Action Team Captains also receive annual certificates of recognition signed by a Major Leaguer, and invitations to attend regional training sessions and appreciation days at Major League ballparks.
It’s free and easy to get in on the Action, and we’d love to have you on our Team. For more information, contact ActionTeam@mlbpa.org.