The Volunteer Center of Racine sponsors youth programming in three main ways. First, by utilizing the best practices of our affiliate organization, the Youth Volunteer Corps, we train young people ages 11-18 in non-profit work that stresses the values gained by becoming an active participant in our community. Second, we seek out activities and agencies who benefit directly from working with youth and these connections reinforce the incredible power community service contributes to improving the lives of others. And lastly, we strive to remain current in the needs in our community by posting opportunities on our website and producing annually the Youth Resource Booklet.
Our Youth program pairs Team Leaders, who act as role models and educators, with young people. There are strategies for working through a project and obtaining best results, and insightful activities that promote understanding. Together they find a way to harness their energy, creativity and resourcefulness to solve the problems in our community. If you are interested in finding out more about our Youth Programs, contact the Youth Coordinator at the Volunteer Center of Racine County, Inc.: , 6212 Washington Ave., Suite G or: TeamLeader@volunteerracine.org 262-886-9612 x 102.
Job Opportunity – Looking for Team Leaders to work with youth through our popular Youth Volunteer Corps projects on a part-time basis. Main job responsibilities include: recruiting youth for projects, facilitating volunteer activities, recording and reporting data related to the projects, and participating in activities at our non-profit partner agencies. Great opportunity for anyone going into youth development, education, counseling, as well as other occupations. Team leaders will work part-time during the school year and full-time (days) during the summer. The Summer Camps are paid opportunities. The Spring Semester is an Internship opportunity that can often be paid through a University grant program or Work/Study if you are eligible.
Please contact Alison Clarke, Team Leader, at the Volunteer Center of Racine County, Inc.: , 6212 Washington Ave., Suite G, TeamLeader@volunteerracine.org 262-886-9612 x 102
Summer Camps – We are currently looking for youth 11 – 18 who are interested in participating in our Summer Camps , all camps are lead by Team Leaders and are FREE! Please give us a call to learn more: 262-886-9612.
Other year round opportunities to volunteer include:
Eco Justice, Riverbend, Ridgewood Care Center and St. Monica’s Assisted Living Center and other YVC activities, usually on weekends. These are dependent on Team Leaders’ availability. Please check with the Volunteer Center for current activities.
Our annual fundraiser – the month of December every year – Volunteer to Gift Wrap at designated locations in Racine – generally starts the day after Thanksgiving and continues until Christmas Eve – lots of hours available!
Also take a look at the Volunteer Center’s home page for more opportunities.
All young people need to bring our Youth Waiver form the first time they volunteer at a YVC event, or we must have a copy on file prior to the event. Call and ask for Alison Clarke- our Team Leader- to get a form sent to you.