If you are between the ages of 11 and 18 and there is a YVC in your community, you can become a YVC youth volunteer. Locate a site near you and contact them directly for more information.

No Youth Volunteer Corps near you? Check out information on starting a YVC and learn how you can help launch Youth Volunteer Corps for your community.

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What It Means To Volunteer?

Volunteering means providing help to others without any monetary gain. It is about dedicating time, effort, and resources to assist individuals or organizations in need. Volunteers offer a wide range of services, such as providing care to the elderly, helping children learn to read, working in a soup kitchen, or assisting in disaster relief efforts. Volunteering can be done individually or as a group.

Volunteering is not just about giving. It also involves learning and personal growth. Volunteers can learn new skills, develop new relationships, and broaden their perspectives. Volunteers can also gain a sense of accomplishment and pride in their contributions to society.

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering has many benefits for the volunteers and the community they serve. Some of the benefits of volunteering include:

Personal growth: Volunteering offers a chance for personal growth by learning new skills and gaining experience in different fields.
Social connections: Volunteering can help people meet new friends and form new relationships. It is an excellent way to expand your social circle and network.
Health benefits: Volunteering can also have physical and mental health benefits. It has been shown to reduce stress, increase happiness and satisfaction, and boost self-esteem.
Making a difference: Volunteering provides a chance to make a difference in the world by helping others and contributing to society.

Volunteering is a selfless act of kindness that benefits the volunteers and the community they serve. It is about giving your time, skills, and resources to assist those in need. Volunteering provides an opportunity for personal growth, social connections, and health benefits. At the end of the day,
volunteering is about making a difference in the world, no matter how small it may be. We encourage everyone to volunteer and experience the joy of giving back to society.

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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Affiliates across North America are joining forces on YVC Day to create a ripple effect of positive change across the continent!

International Youth Advisory Board

Members have the opportunity to meet and learn from other youth, work on special projects, give perspective, and grow as leaders in their communities!

Youth Service Scholarship

The Don and Jean Sloan Youth Service Scholarship is open to active YVC volunteers who have demonstrated excellence in volunteerism and leadership.

Milestone Awards

Awards are given every year at the YVC Summit to any recipients who exemplify the mission of YVC and have achieved significant levels of volunteerism.

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Learn more about how YVC is partnering with Patrick Mahomes and the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation.