Tag: Volunteer

What Would the World Look Like Without Volunteers?

Considering National Volunteer Weeks is April 7 to 13, it’s important to recognize how necessary and important volunteerism is in society. Every aspect of society relies on volunteerism to some degree to survive. Frankly, the world would be chaos without dedicated volunteers. What would happen if volunteers simply disappeared? Seniors would be without meals, mothers

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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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The Importance of Volunteering Abroad

Traveling abroad is an amazing experience to have, especially getting to volunteer abroad as a teenager. Traveling is an amazing way to open up your perspective and get out of your safety bubble. Volunteering abroad is the perfect way to be immersed in a different country’s culture and traditions. Traveling as a teenager is a

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YVC of Philadelphia: Hurricane Harvey Relief

Natural disasters are often overlooked by those who were not directly affected by it. We may hear about them on the media for a few weeks; but eventually, our media refocuses on more current events. The short attention span of our social/news media nowadays does not nearly make up for the families’ recovery time of

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