Youth Action/YA Advisory Council
The Volunteer Center hosts a student volunteer program called Youth Action Days. The program matches local students who want to improve the community by volunteering for one-time projects with local nonprofits. This is a great way for youth to sample a variety of opportunities that can lead to future careers, skills development and also gives them the opportunity to learn about local community issues. YAD participants are the Volunteer Center’s youth voice in the community.
The Volunteer Center of the East Bay also hosts 4 Youth Action Days during 2014-15 academic calendar year. The dates are:
Make A Difference Day/Youth Action Day 10/25/14, focusing on health and seniors.
Family Volunteer / Youth Action Day 11/22/14, focusing on hunger prevention & shelters.
Martin Luther King, Jr. /Youth Action Day 1/19/15, focusing on education & literacy – Register before January 12th!
Global Youth Service/Youth Action Day 4/19/15: Environment (close to Earth Day)
WAIVER FOR YOUTH ACTION DAYS – Must be completed by parent or guardian if participant is under 18.
– See more at: http://www.volunteereastbay.org/volunteers-opportunities/student-volunteering/#sthash.cp9mj2CW.dpuf
Past volunteer projects have included sorting food at the Food Bank, providing holiday gifts, serving lunch at a homeless dining room, bagging groceries for low-income individuals/families and cleaning a creek.
We also are constantly striving to improve the program and have formed an Youth Action Advisory Council to help with program evolution. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the committee or attending a meeting.
Dee Dee Robillard, Program Director, is available at (925) 472-5768 or contact us by email.