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Youth

YVClogo-4CThe 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, please contact, Jessica Breiwick; phone: 262-886-9612 or email:jbreiwick@volunteerracine.org

Job Opportunity – Looking for AmeriCorps 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, mentorship, youth counseling, as well as other occupation. Team leaders will work part-time during the school year and full-time (days) during the summer. An educational award is offered  after completion of 300 hours.

To view the full job description, please log onto the AmeriCorps website (you can join AmeriCorps for free if you are not yet a member):

http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

Or contact  the Youth Coordinator at the Volunteer Center of Racine County, Inc.: , 6212 Washington Ave., Suite G jbreiwick@volunteerracine.org   262-886-9612 x 107

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We are currently looking for youth who are interested in participating in our monthly visits to St. Monica’s or Ridgewood, here are the next dates and times:

St. Monica’s Assisted Living Center, the second Saturday of each month from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.  Next dates: November 14th

Ridgewood Care Center, the third Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Next dates: November 21st, December 19th

Youth Advisory Board meetings at the Volunteer Center Office, third Wednesday of the month  from 6:30-7:30 pm. Next Dates:  November 18th, December 16th

More events to be determined, so email jbreiwick@volunteerracine.orgor take a look at the Volunteer Center’s home page  for more opportunities.Our annual fundraiser – Gift Wrap – for instance starts the day after Thanksgiving and continues until Christmas Eve – lots of hours available there!

Please click here to download a copy of our permission form: 2016 Youth-Volunteer Registration Profile and Parent Waiver and download a copy to fill out and bring to your first YVC event. (All young people need to bring this form the first time they volunteer at a YVC event or we must have a copy on file prior to the event). These events are led by one of our two Team Leaders:  Kaitlyn Bjerk or Rachel Petersen.

Summer CampsWe are currently looking for youth 11 – 18  who are interested in participating in our Summer Camps , here are the dates and places, all camps are FREE -  some camps have a minimum age requirement to attend.

Summer Service Learning Camps dates and locations 2016- click here
Summer Service Camp Application Forms – click here