Tag: service

Big Impact Starts Small

Once a month, on the last Wednesday of each month the Connecticut Food Bank comes to my community, and runs a Mobile Food Pantry event. Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is hosted by United Way of Western CT. They run the truck, handing out different food items to individuals waiting. You may ask, how do YVC

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My YVC Experience

March 4, 2018 –  I have just arrived at the local Town Center Mall. It was Leadership Day for the Youth Volunteer Corps, some random organization my mother found online, I was thinking at the time. I just wanted to go home and play on my phone. Just sit around and not do anything today,

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A Better Way: YVC of St. Joseph’s fight against the Opioid Crisis

In St. Joseph, Missouri, my YVC program is working to solve the problem of safe opioid and narcotic disposal. Many business and community members do not properly dispose of medications in a way that is safe for the environment and wildlife. The most common ways of disposing of medications are flushing them down the toilet,

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Direct vs. Indirect Volunteering

I have volunteered with YVC Philly since 2015 and in that time, I have learned quite a number of things. I grew as a person and a leader. I grew more comfortable with myself and gain a bit of confidence in public situations. Most importantly, I have learned about the issues within the communities of

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Youth Volunteer Corps – Summit 2017

When I first arrived at YVC summit I was greeted by some of the most energetic, positive people that I’ve ever met. The team leaders, adults, and all the volunteers were super welcoming and helpful. Summit embodied the true meaning of YVC perfectly and helped show me what volunteering is all about. Before going to

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