Program Standards

Our Program Standards reflect the attributes we identified over the years as essential to a strong YVC program. Each local affiliate looks different, but all adhere to the same standards. YVC Headquarters provides comprehensive recommendations and best practices for implementing each of these standards to local YVC leadership.

Conduct frequent, supervised, team-based service projects that address a variety of important community needs.

Recruit youth ages 11-18 who represent the diversity of the program’s community.

Assign a program director responsible for managing the program.

Establish an integrated education and reflection process for participants.

Provide leadership opportunities for youth volunteers.

Use the trademark Youth Volunteer Corps name and logo prominently in close coordination with the name and logo of the YVC host.

Provide no financial inducement for youth volunteer participation.

Participate in the YVC program evaluation process.