About Us



YVC Affiliates are generally hosted by local community organizations. Our current hosts include:

  Hands On Network  Boys and Girls Club  United Way

Along with local municipal departments, Parks and Recreation departments, volunteer centers and youth-serving organizations.

Thank you to the following funders who have supported YVC along the way in our nearly 30-year history and have enabled YVC to engage more than 305,000 youth in service:

  • Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation
  • Bank of America
  • Battey Family Foundation
  • Beauty & Praise of Altruists Foundation
  • CitiCards
  • Commerce Bank
  • Copaken Family Foundation
  • Curry Family Foundation
  • Deluxe Corporation Foundation
  • Dunn Family Foundation
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
  • Hall Family Foundation
  • Helzberg & Helzberg Foundation
  • H&R Block
  • The Junior League
  • Kansas City Power & Light
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Kirk Foundation
  • Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
  • Points of Light Foundation
  • RA Long Foundation
  • Robert & Phyliss Bernstein Family Foundation
  • Royals Charities
  • Schutte Foundation
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Sosland Foundation
  • Sprint Foundation
  • Sunderland Foundation
  • William T. Kemper Foundation
  • Time Warner
  • Torchmark
  • Unilever
  • Waddell & Reed
  • Walmart State Giving Program
  • WK Kellogg Foundation

Thanks to our national organizational partners, just a few of the other pioneers in the youth service field:

  • America’s Promise Alliance
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Innovations in Civic Participation
  • National Youth Leadership Council
  • Search Institute
  • Youth Service America

Youth Volunteer Corps is proud to partner with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and the DeBruce Foundation.






The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance strengthens the social sector with a talented and prepared workforce. Their Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential is the only national nonprofit credential preparing students (undergraduate, graduate and professionals) for leadership in the nonprofit sector. Learners who complete a leadership development program at one of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s affiliated colleges, universities, or online are awarded the credential and gain access to a network of nonprofit career resources.


The DeBruce Foundation seeks to increase the success of individuals while raising employers’ opportunities for finding and retaining a highly productive, stable, and diverse workforce. In collaboration with partners across the Kansas City metropolitan area, the DeBruce Foundation currently conducts the Occupational Match Initiative. This initiative seeks to create a more effective and efficient employment pipeline by improving employer-employee pairings, increasing retention, and informing education and preparation for careers.



Youth Volunteer Corps is proud to host AmeriCorps VISTA members.

AmeriCorps VISTA logo

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges and advance local solutions.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to alleviate poverty. President John F. Kennedy originated the idea for VISTA, which was founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965, and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993. VISTA is an initialism for Volunteers in Service to America.

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