14 y/o Boy Needs Summer SOMETHING
We've encouraged our DS to participate in things for years, sports, camps, scouts, and he's done them all, but begrudgingly. He does regular community service with a city organization during the school year, and understands the importance of volunteering.
The problem is, he's just not a joiner at all. He's bright, funny and likeable, he has a few good friends, but is otherwise not super outgoing. He doesn't like groups, teams or any kind of activity that requires him to be in one. (He's loving distance learning!) It's just his personality, his sibling is the complete opposite with lists pages long of things to do and always coming and going from one thing to another.
I am at a loss for something for him to do this summer. Since he won't do camps, I'd like him to do volunteer work that does not involve kids (annoying to him lol) or cleaning stuff (he's a bit of a germaphobe so things like animal shelter work would not be ideal). Oh, also NOT an 'outdoorsy' type. Things he is good at/interested in: helping people, computers, gaming, animals, economics. Is there somewhere he might be able to use these skills? Someone who needs project help? He will be on schedule to be fully vaccinated the second they open appointments for 14 year-olds.
I'm hoping someone might have an idea, or a need, or even just sympathy about trying to parent this type of kid (yours too?) and hope that it will be ok. I don't want him to just sit around all summer and he knows it. I'm really trying to find something that will make a difference for him, spark his interest and be of benefit for all involved.