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Volunteering in Charleston, SC

Volunteering in Charleston, SC

  My name is Keory and I am an 8th grade student at Orange Grove Charter School. I joined YVC of Charleston in June 2016 and have volunteered a total of 74 hours since! My goal in volunteering is to enjoy giving back in service. I have attended two years of the...

Alumni Spotlight: Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith served with YVC of Kansas City from 2019-2014. He is currently a senior at New York University studying History and Communication. We caught up with Alexander and asked him a few questions on how volunteering with Youth Volunteer Corps has shaped his...

Serving Veterans by serving Honey Bees

Serving Veterans by serving Honey Bees

    The Golden Prairie Honey Farms (GPHF) is an inspirational and supportive organization located in Manhattan, KS, and I had the opportunity to serve with them earlier this month. As a part of the SAVE (Servicemember Agricultural Vocation Education)...

YVC Cornerstone Grant Winners

YVC Cornerstone Grant Winners

With great excitement, YVC is thrilled to announce the YVC Cornerstone Grant winners! The cornerstone is the first stone set in the construction of a foundation, determining the future and stability of the entire structure. The aim of this grant funding is to provide...

Volunteers honored as “Emerging Heroes”

Volunteers honored as “Emerging Heroes”

The United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWCT) hosted their 4th Annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner on Saturday, December 2nd. This event celebrates those in the community who lead by example, give back to others and demonstrate a strong commitment to making an...

A Better Way: Tackling the Opioid Crisis head-on

A Better Way: Tackling the Opioid Crisis head-on

  In St. Joseph, Missouri, my YVC program is working to solve the problem of safe opioid and narcotic disposal. Many businesses and community members do not properly dispose of medications in a way that is safe for the environment and wildlife. The most common...

Seeing Your Impact in Real Time

Seeing Your Impact in Real Time

  In my opinion, YVC strikes a chord with me when I’m able to see, in real time, the effect that my service is making for the people that I’m helping. I love seeing others smile, and while I graciously accept the thanks, I’m more proud that I was able to provide...

Alumni Spotlight: Ariel Green

Ariel Green served with YVC of Baton Rouge from 2012-2013. She is currently a senior at Southeastern Louisiana University majoring in Social Work with a minor in Management. We caught up with Ariel and asked her a few questions on how volunteering with Youth Volunteer...

The Reason for the Season: Service During the Holidays

  After grabbing a sign to hold up next to a bag of food, I was skeptical that anyone in the supermarket would actually contribute their money to the food drive going on next door. As YVC volunteers, our goal was to get people shopping in the Farm Fresh, a local...

Rock Solid Projects Youth Volunteer Grant

  YVCHQ is thrilled to announce the winners of its first-ever grant opportunity available exclusively for youth volunteers! The Rock Solid Projects Youth Volunteer Grant was announced at the 2017 YVC Summit as an opportunity for active youth volunteers to take a...