“They say that every once in a while, someone truly spectacular comes along and changes the world. I believe that there’s potential in each person to make that change, one step at a time.”

-Lindsay, Youth Volunteer with YVC of Calgary


YVC affiliates are often hosted by local community organizations. Our current hosts include:

    Boys and Girls Club  United Way

Along with local municipal departments, Parks and Recreation departments, volunteer centers and youth-serving organizations.

Thank you to the following funders who have supported YVC along the way in our more than 30-year history and have enabled YVC to engage more than 305,000 youth in service:

  • Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation (MO)
  • Bank of America (NC)
  • Bank of America (MO)
  • Battey Family Foundation (MO)
  • Beauty & Praise of Altruists Foundation (CA)
  • CitiCards (NY)
  • Commerce Bank (MO)
  • Copaken Family Foundation (MO)
  • Curry Family Foundation (MO)
  • Deluxe Corporation Foundation (MN)
  • Dunn Family Foundation (MO)
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (MO)
  • Ford Motor Company (MI)
  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (MO)
  • Hall Family Foundation (MO)
  • H&R Block (MO)
  • JE Dunn (MO)
  • The Junior League (MO)
  • Kansas City Power & Light (MO)
  • Kinder Morgan (TX)
  • Kirk Foundation (KS)
  • Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation (MO)
  • North American Savings Bank  (MO)
  • Points of Light Foundation (GA)
  • RA Long Foundation (MO)
  • Robert & Phyliss Bernstein Family Foundation (MO)
  • Royals Charities (MO)
  • Schutte Foundation (MO)
  • Shirley & Barnett Helzberg Foundation (MO)
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon (MO)
  • Sosland Foundation (MO)
  • Sprint Foundation (KS)
  • Sunderland Foundation (KS)
  • William T. Kemper Foundation (MO)
  • Spectrum (CT)
  • Unilever (NJ)
  • United Way of Greater Kansas City (MO)
  • United Way of Wyandotte County (KS)
  • Waddell & Reed (KS)
  • Walmart (AR)
  • WK Kellogg Foundation (MI)

Thanks to the national organizations, who have partnered with us.

  • America’s Promise Alliance
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Innovations in Civic Participation
  • National Youth Leadership Council
  • Search Institute
  • Youth Service America














Youth Volunteer Corps is proud to host AmeriCorps VISTA members.





 AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges and advance local solutions.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to alleviate poverty. President John F. Kennedy originated the idea for VISTA, which was founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965, and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993. VISTA is an initialism for Volunteers in Service to America.