Looking to volunteer with YVC this summer? Please clickhere to learn more about steps YVC is taking to keep youth volunteers, staff, and agency partners safe during COVID-19. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org additional questions.
COVID-19 SUMMER PROGRAM CHANGES? YVCKC wants all of our volunteers, parents/guardians, staff, and agencies to feels safe and comfortable during this uncertain time. Down below are the changes effective June 01, 2020:
June 01-June 11: Virtual Projects only; 2 AM sessions & 2 PM sessions per week
June 15-June 25: 2 AM Virtual Projects & 2 PM Outdoor, In-person Projects per week
July 06- July 31: 4 Outdoor, In-Person Projects (plans are subject to change at anytime)
There will be no projects at sites involving vulnerable populations (senior centers, hospitals, indoor, etc.).
All partnered agencies listed have committed to a summer with YVCKC. Due to COVID-19, agencies are subject to cancel. If that is the case, you will be fully refunded or have the option to switch to another project if slots are open.
WHAT ARE THE SAFETY GUIDELINES?
Projects are limited no more to 8 youth and no fewer than 2.
If youth volunteers or a member of their family is feeling ill, we request they do not attend the project.
Youth will have individual supplies/materials.
YVCKC will obtain clear and satisfactory information from agencies regarding their safety precautions.
Hand washing will be encourage frequently throughout in-person projects.
Hand sanitizer, wipes, gloves will be provided at all time.
Face mask are encourage to be worn during in-person project, but not mandatory.
IS THERE A COST TO PARTICIPATE? YVC's summer programming is offered at a subsidized rate of $59/week for in-person projects and $30/week for virtual projects with full scholarships available to anyone demonstrating need. Meals, snacks, and transportation are not provided. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO A PROJECT? 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). 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? During this uncertain time, projects plans are subject to change at anytime. Cancellations will be communicated via email or text from the program director. If you prefer an alternate communication method, please email email@example.com. WHAT IS A TYPICAL PROJECT LIKE? Projects are supervised by a YVC team member. 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 Kansas City community. Volunteers are introduced to one another and the agency staff who will provide instructions to the team. As service takes place, team leaders 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? Some of our summer projects may provide bus transportation. 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. IS THERE A MINIMUM OR MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PROJECTS I CAN VOLUNTEER FOR? Volunteer as much as you want! Many of our youth need a specific amount of volunteer hours for school or court-ordered community service, but many enjoy working with us so much that they volunteer hundreds of hours of their time. WHO WILL BE SUPERVISING THE YOUTH AT THE PROJECTS? All projects are led by one or more YVCKC adult team leaders. All Team Leaders are First-Aid/CPR certified and have passed full background checks. In addition, all Team Leaders are trained in how to lead successful, educational, and fun service projects. I NEED VERIFICATION FOR THE COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS I HAVE COMPLETED. HOW DO I GET THAT VERIFICATION FORM FROM YOUR ORGANIZATION? We are happy to give you an official YVCKC form stating the number of hours you have completed with us. We can also sign any forms that your school or organization requires. Typically, we give you these forms at the end of a project (just ask the Team Leader) or you can call/email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the form at a later date. If you are doing several projects with us, please feel free to wait until the end of your last project to ask for the verification form. CAN PARENTS VOLUNTEER AT PROJECTS WITH THEIR CHILDREN? Parents are not allowed to volunteer with their student(s) during summer projects. One of our goals is to encourage our Youth Volunteers to branch out, meet new people, take responsibility for certain tasks and learn the value of service as individuals and members of a team. In our experience, having parents around may discourage this type of growth.