Thank you to everyone who participated in the 4th Annual YVC Day! Photos from events across the network are available on our Facebook page. Check out the fun.

Volunteering is a powerful way to make our communities stronger. We have all heard that with great power comes great responsibility, this is why affiliates across North America are joining forces on YVC Day to be a greater force of good in the world.

This year, YVC Day was March 2nd. The theme, Hometown Heroes, was chosen by our International Youth Advisory Board. All YVC programs are invited to plan a YVC Day project aimed at identifying and bridging the dividing lines that separate their community. These projects could include:

  • Revitalizing a public space
  • Working with kids, including sports activities, tutoring, crafts and more
  • Organizing a food drive to feed the hungry
  • Working with people with developmental disabilities
  • Educating the community about important issues through skits and other community activism

Of course, this is a broad theme and creativity is encouraged! When you look at your own community, where do you see lines of division being drawn? Age, race, socioeconomic status, around people with disabilities, under-resourced community members, immigrants or refugees? We are excited to see our affiliates engaged in projects that help youth connect with people and groups who provide new perspectives.  This is an opportunity to better understand community needs and demonstrate the power of service.

This was the 2019 YVC Day Toolkit, produced by the International Youth Advisory Board!

Want to see what happened in your community? Find your local affiliate here.