Corvallis Parks and Recreation's Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) program provides school year and summer volunteer opportunities for youth ages 11-18. Projects feature icebreakers, service learning, and reflections to encourage team building and critical thinking among volunteers.
The Youth Volunteer Corps of Corvallis, associated with the Corvallis Parks & Recreation Department, was named a 2019 Gold Level YVC Affiliate, one of only 15 YVC programs throughout the U.S. and Canada awarded this honor! The Gold Level rating goes only to the very top YVC programs in the United States and Canada that serve as standout examples for how the program can serve its community.
Registering for YVC projects is easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Fill out the YVC Application!
This can be returned to Zach via email at Zachary.Johnson@corvallisoregon.gov or in person at the Avery Parks and Recreation office. This application must be filled out in order to participate in volunteer events. There are English and Spanish copies available.
*This does not apply to summer registration, check the link in our "Summer YVC" tab to register there!
2. Sign-up for specific projects!
Signing up for specific events is easy! Simply fill out the event form on the school year page with your name, email and the event you would like to participate in! You will get a confirmation email within a few days verifying your spot on the roster. Additionally, you will receive an email the day before the event with important information such as the location of the project, recommended attire and more. Some events have limited space so be sure to sign up quick!
3. Join us for the service event!
Once you have completed these steps you are ready to work on the project! The day before the event, you will receive a reminder email. This email will contain all the information that you will need for the day (recommended attire, project details, etc.). Transportation to and from the event is available upon request. All out of town projects (such as Safe Haven Humane Society) will have transportation available. Please let your YVC leader know ASAP if you need transportation accommodations.
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