Statistics show the youth volunteers of today will be the adult volunteers of tomorrow. The Volunteer Center has a wide range of programs geared towards introducing youth to volunteerism. We work with individual students and youth service groups. Programs include:
Youth Volunteer Opportunities Brochure: Updated annually, this brochure lists youth-appropriate volunteer activities in agencies throughout the Capital Region. This publication is updated at the start of each school year and is available at no cost. Check out a copy of the most recent brochure.
Youth Day of Caring: Youth Day of Caring will be held on April 12, 2013. Youth from area high schools have the opportunity to participate in this program. View information on Youth Day of Caring.
Youth Allocation Panel: Each year, students are selected from local high schools to serve on a Youth Allocation Panel. The students review proposals and hear presentations about community programs that provide services for youth. The youth panel raises funds and then allocate these funds to health and human service organizations, which conduct programs that meet the panel’s priorities. This year, the students serving on the panel will raise the funds that will be distributed in spring.
Project Youth 2000+: Each year, the Volunteer Center partners with other community organizations to plan and implement Project Youth 2000+, a one-day program held annually in March that addresses pressing youth issues, including teen violence, drug and alcohol use, and decision making.