Go to the Volunteer page and click "Register" on the project you want to sign up for.
Before registering for any projects, you will be prompted to complete a YVC youth profile and waiver. All volunteers must fill out a waiver before participating in any Youth Volunteer Corps activities. A youth who attends a YVC project without a waiver may not be permitted to serve. Some agencies require a separate volunteer waiver, which will be provided prior to the project start.
After submitting your waiver, you will be asked if you want to fill out another waiver for another child or if you want to select your projects. If you do not need to fill out another waiver, choose "Select Your Project(s)".
You will be redirected to a page that lists available projects. Click "Register" on the project you want to sign up for.
On the project page, you will find more details about the project, including the date, time, and project description. Enter the name(s) and number of youth you are registering, and then click "Add to Cart".
Click "Cart" at the top of the page, then "Checkout". If there is a cost for the project, you will enter your payment information before completing registration.
Once you have finished checking out, you will receive a confirmation email that you have signed up for the project.
Our program director will notify you of any important information or changes regarding the project before the project date.
IS THERE A COST TO PARTICIPATE? YVC is open to all. Episodic (one day) projects have no fees for participation. YVC's summer programming is offered at a subsidized rate of $49/week with full scholarships available to anyone demonstrating need. Meals, snacks, and transportation are not provided.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO A PROJECT? Volunteers should wear weather-appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes. During summer projects, it is expected that youth wear their free YVC T-shirt every day of the project.If there are special requirements, these will be noted in project descriptions.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO A PROJECT? Volunteers should bring a water bottle, sunscreen (outdoor projects), and bug spray (outdoor projects). If the project is during lunch time, volunteers will need to bring their own lunch unless otherwise noted. If there are special requirements, these will be noted in project descriptions.
WILL PROJECTS BE CANCELLED? On the rare occasion that a project must be cancelled, including inclement weather, we will let you know with as much advance notice as possible. Cancellations will be communicated via text from the program director. If you prefer an alternate communication method, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL PROJECT LIKE? Projects are supervised by the program director. YVC volunteers join a team of their peers, ages 11 to 18, to volunteer their time to help local nonprofits and learn about issues in the Columbia community. Participants should arrive around 10-15 minutes early and an icebreaker or team-builder activity starts each day of the YVC program. Volunteers are introduced to one another and the agency staff who will provide instructions to the team. As service takes place, the program director will lead volunteers in service-learning activities, energizer games, and facilitate meaningful reflection. Our goal is to create service that is rewarding, challenging, and educational. ARE LUNCH AND TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED? No. Participants are responsible for lunches and transportation to and from the event. Project location details will be provided at sign-up and confirmed with registrants prior to events.