Tag: YVC

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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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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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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