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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...

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...

YVC Launches in St. Louis, MO

  Join us in welcoming St. Louis to the Youth Volunteer Corps family! YVC of ST. Louis is hosted by Mid County YMCA. We're excited to see our network of affiliates continue to grow are expecting big things from YVC of St. Louis as they begin their program. Be the...

YVC Launches in Fargo, ND

  Join us in welcoming Fargo to the Youth Volunteer Corps family! YVC of Fargo is hosted by Family Wellness Fargo. We're excited to see our network of affiliates continue to grow are expecting big things from YVC of Fargo as they begin their program. Be the first...

2017 One YVC Award

  This year, three YVC affiliates, YVC of Reading, YVC of Philadelphia and YVC of Hampton Roads, took it upon themselves to create and execute a regional service project that exemplified the values of diversity and teamwork as they served nonprofit organizations...

2017 New Affiliate of the Year

  We celebrate every time a YVC program launches in a new community, envisioning how countless youth will be transformed by life-changing service experiences. Each year at the YVC Summit, we honor one of the new programs that launched during the previous year...

2017 Program Director of the Year

  Youth Volunteer Corps of Charleston’s Program Director, Jennifer Gorham, was named Program Director of the Year by the Youth Volunteer at this years YVC Summit. Jennifer started the program in the fall of 2015 as part of the City of Charleston Mayor’s Office...

2017 Project of the Year

  Youth Volunteer Corps of Des Moines’ service project was named the 2017 Project of the Year across the YVC network. YVC has more than 30 affiliates throughout the U.S. and Canada, with over 4,000 projects taking place each year, and only one receives this top...

2017 YVC Affiliate of the Year

  Congratulations to YVC of Danbury, the 2017 Affiliate of the Year! Not only do they earn this top accolade, but this year the award also comes with a $1,000 grant from YVC Headquarters. Youth Volunteer Corps of Danbury launched in 2009 and since then it has...