We create volunteer opportunities to address community needs and to inspire youth for a lifetime commitment to service.
yvc's four fundamental goals
1. To engage youth in service projects that are challenging, rewarding and educational.
2. To serve the unmet needs of the community and its residents.
3. To promote among youth a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of their community.
4. To promote a lifetime ethic of service among youth.
yvc over the years
In 1987, YVC began as a summer volunteer program in Kansas City, and has since expanded its reach with YVC Affiliates offering year-round service opportunities in communities across the U.S. and Canada. YVC Affiliates are hosted by local community-based organizations such as United Way, The Y, Boys and Girls Clubs, volunteer centers and Parks and Recreation departments. Each YVC program is unique but they all share the same mission!
YVC of Corvallis just recently Celebrated its 20th anniversary as we started this program in the summer of 1995! We have worked with a number of agencies throughout the city of Corvallis and the State of Oregon to improve the communities and their quality of life!
Every YVC project incorporates service-learning to help youth understand the impact of their volunteering as well as team-building games to help youth feel comfortable and get them working together. While all projects are supervised by trained adults who know how to motivate and inspire youth ages 11-18, YVC youth are involved in the planning process to help create a service experience that speaks to their interests.
Click here to find out more about the entire YVC Network!