The Volunteer Center of Greensboro is the first and only North Carolina affiliate of the international Youth Volunteer Corps. The YVC is the only national youth service program with the expressed mission of providing team-based volunteer opportunities for youth, ages 11-18.
It is the mission of the YVC to create and increase volunteer opportunities to enrich America’s youth, address community needs and develop a lifetime commitment to service. First launched in 1987, the YVC model has since been established in communities nationwide. Programs are sponsored locally by diverse community-based organizations such as Volunteer Centers, Hands On, YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, United Way, City Parks & Recreation and school districts. Funding is provided by foundations, corporations, individuals, United Ways, and local and federal government. The program consists of two fundamental components:
This year’s summer component, Summer of Service, will place rising 6th – 12th grade students on project teams. Each team is assigned a Project Leader (a trained Guilford County Schools teacher) and a specific service learning project at a local nonprofit. Teams will work on their project over a period between June-August. Summer of Service is set to take off on June 19th 2013. Parents and/or students Please click here for the Summer of Service Participant Application; Parents and students that would like to complete a scholarship application for Summer of Service please click here
Interested nonprofit organizations who are members of The Volunteer Center should click here to obtain a Nonprofit application for Summer of Service
During the school year, YVC Program Directors, AmeriCorps members and staff work closely with teachers to design and implement age-appropriate service projects that tie school curriculum to community service. In addition, young people from throughout the community work together on service projects after school, on weekends and during school breaks.
For more information please contact The Volunteer Center at 336-373-1633 or email@example.com