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Community-Based Sites

While a Youth Volunteer Corps program is traditionally hosted by a local nonprofit organization such as a YMCA, United Way, or another youth-serving organization, Youth Volunteer Corps headquarters also operates programming in communities regionally.

These programs are specifically focused on high-quality summer service, especially in year one. While these programs often begin as summer-only,  they are perfect pilots for communities wishing to test the YVC model before becoming a year-round affiliate. A Program Director is hired by YVC locally to plan service programming in the summer months and works with members of the community to ensure a successful and fun YVC summer.

Like traditionally-hosted YVC affiliates, these programs create service-learning that is team based, diverse, flexible and structured while following the eight YVC Program Standards:

  • Conduct frequent, supervised, team-based service projects that address a variety of important community needs.
  • Recruit youth ages 11-18 who represent the diversity of the program’s community.
  • Assign a Program Director responsible for managing the program.
  • Establish an integrated education and reflection process for participants.
  • Provide leadership opportunities for Youth Volunteers.
  • Use the trademark Youth Volunteer Corps name and logo prominently in close coordination with the name and logo of the YVC host.
  • Provide no financial inducement for Youth Volunteer participation.
  • Participate in the YVC program evaluation process.

For more information on these YVC programs, contact Cori Smith at or Hannah Litwiller at

Youth Volunteer Corps, 1025 Jefferson St., Kansas City, MO 64105

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