Connecting on a Global Scale
Being on the board really gave me a feel for how international YVC really is. Before I had applied I figured that YVC was just a local thing to benefit my city, but after being accepted I realized how huge and impactful this organization really is on a global scale. It felt great to be a leader within this organization and have a direct say in things such as Summer of Service t-shirt designs and future Summit details.
I had the ability to help plan big, international service projects such as Global Youth Service Day and hear all about how it played out in various parts of the country.
I am so thrilled to have been a part of this board this year and suggest that anyone interested apply immediately. This experience will equip you with stronger leadership skills, new friendships and a whole new view of the Youth Volunteer Corps!
Olivia Harris volunteers with YVC of Western Connecticut and is a member of YVC’s International Youth Advisory Board. She had such a great experience on the 2013-2014 IYAB that she’s reapplying for next year’s term.