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YVCHQ Hosted 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.

The staff at YVCHQ coordinates program planning and community outreach from Kansas City, while a local program director is hired to supervise youth on service projects. Together the team works with members of the community to ensure a successful and fun YVC experience that meets real community needs.

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.

In summer 2018, YVCHQ operated programs in 7 communities: Columbia, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kirksville, and Springfield, MO; and Topeka and Wichita, KS. 119 youth volunteers served 3,206 hours at 22 nonprofit partners in these communities!

For more information on these YVC programs, contact Amanda Moser at [email protected]

These programs were made possible through funding by the AmeriCorps VISTA program, the Dwane and Velma Wallace Foundation, Columbia Metro Rotary’s Reach Out program, Columbia’s Great Southern Bank, the Louis L and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation, Wichita’s Fidelity Bank, Topeka’s Capitol Federal, and the Sunderland Foundation.

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