Start a YVC in your community!

Are you looking for ways to engage youth in your community? Are you interested in incorporating service-learning into your school curriculum? Become a YVC affiliate to get started with team-based service experiences that build life and work skills for youth in your community.

YVC programs are hosted by organizations, schools, and individual community members. Host organizations provide staff and funding, while YVC Headquarters provides a research-based program model, training for all staff, ongoing support, and resources to run a successful YVC program.

100% of executive directors said they would recommend affiliating with YVC to a colleague interested in starting a youth volunteer program.

Where is YVC hosted?

Every YVC host is unique! Host locations include municipal departments, schools, YMCAs, United Ways, Boys & Girls Clubs, volunteer centers, independent youth-serving nonprofits, and individual community members.

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Benefits of Affiliation

We have over 35 years of experience in the field of youth service and a large community of practitioners all over the US and Canada.

Program Model

Youth Volunteer Corps is a service-learning program that is team-based, diverse, structured, and flexible for youth.

Program Standards

Our Program Standards reflect the attributes we identified over the years as essential to a strong YVC program.

FAQs

Have questions about starting a YVC? We've got answers and we are here to guide you through the whole process.

“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