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Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading Opportunities

Youth Volunteer Corps - Baseballtown Dream League June 6, 2020

YVC members will have the unique opportunity to be an Angel for players of the Dream League! Join Us Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Relevant Sports Complex on Pricetown Rd. Ages 11-18. At Dream League, we believe everyone, regardless of physical and mental ability, should have the chance to experience the magic of playing baseball. Unfortunately, traditional baseball diamonds are not designed for those with special needs. The Dream League was formed to give those with physical and mental disabilities the chance to enjoy the same game of baseball that so many able-bodied players enjoy every day across the country. Dream League teams play on a custom-designed, turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assistive devices while helping to prevent injuries. Each athlete has a volunteer ( or “Angel”) assigned to them each game. Angels (Volunteers) will assist the athletes with the game of baseball, give encouragement and keep the players safe! A short training is provided so all volunteers will feel comfortable in their role and have time to meet their player. Sign up today by emailing Youth Program Director Lindsay Sites at lindsay@voiceupberks.org and get ready to play ball!

Temple, PA

6/6/20 9:15 AM

YVC Play, Teach and Learn at Second Street Learning Center

Second Street Learning Center, a part of Opportunity House, serves over 450 children, ages 6 weeks to 13 years old. Of those children, 98% come from families below the poverty line.Second Street Learning Center is open 24/7 to accommodate the needs of working parents. Come help us make a difference at this wonderful center as we play, teach and learn with the children of Second Street- ages 5-8! We will be at Second Street every Tuesday & Thursday from 9:00am-11:00am beginning on June 16th and concluding on July 30th. You will attend a training before the summer and must sign up with YVC Program Director, Lindsay Sites at lindsay@voiceupberks.org. Ages 15-18 only.

Reading, PA

6/16/20 9:00 AM + more

YVC and YouthBuild Beautification

United Community Services Youthbuild provides Reading natives ages 17-24 the opportunity to learn job rediness and occupational skills. Students are prepared to transition into post-secondary education, the construction industry and other high-growth occupations. Join us as we team up together and spend the morning doing beautifcation work to the front of their building. We will be mulching, weeding and planting! Sign up with Youth Program Director Lindsay Sites at lindsay@voiceupberks.org

Reading, PA

7/2/20 9:00 AM

YVC Gets Thrifty at Hope Rescue Mission

Hope Rescue Mission is a place of refuge for the homeless men of Berks County. Hope Rescue Mission provides for the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of those struggling with homelessness in Berks County with the goal of reintegration back into the community. Come join us as we assist in that. We will be working in the thrift store which aids the work of Hope Rescue Mission. Sign up with Youth Program Director Lindsay Sites at lindsay@voiceupberks.org.

Reading, PA

7/7/20 9:00 AM

YVC Friends of Vendors at Penn Street Market

Help support local farmers and those in the city of Reading by volunteering with us at the Penn Street Market. We will helping with the set up of the market, assisting the vendors and running a YVC table to do crafts and activities with the children that attend the market. Penn Street Market is an open-air farmers market in downtown Reading that looks to promote food access in the city, strengthen food systems by connecting local farmers to consumers and creating a thriving seasonal event through free entertainment, education and community programming set to engage all community members! Sign up with Youth Program Director Lindsay Sites at lindsay@voiceupberks.org.

Reading, PA

7/9/20 10:00 AM

YVC 2020 Leadership Camp at Penn State Berks

Come join us on the beautiful Penn State Berks Campus for our yearly Leadership Camp for rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade girls! We will work on animal related service projects at a local Horse Sanctuary where we will spend time with horses and other animals who live at the sanctuary! We will be practicing and learning new leadership skills, making lasting friendships and working to create a project to help the animals! Cost for camp is $150 for Monday through Thursday with lunch included. Contact Youth Program Director Lindsay Sites for more information at lindsay@voiceupberks.org.

Reading, PA

7/13/20 9:00 AM + more

YVC Plays Games and Makes Friends at Berks Encore

Berks Encore provides services to older adults and seniors through advocacy and education with the goal of developing skills to enhance their ability to live well. In the spirit of living well, join us for conversation, laughs and games as we spend time with those @ Berks Encore. We will end the morning by serving lunch! SIgn up with Youth Program Director Lindsay Sites at lindsay@voiceupberks.org.

Reading, PA

7/21/20 10:30 AM

YVC Friends of Vendors at Penn Street Market #2

Help support local farmers and those in the city of Reading by volunteering with us at the Penn Street Market. We will helping with the set up, assisting the vendors and setting up a YVC table to do crafts and activities with the children that attend the market. Penn Street Market is an open-air farmers market in downtown Reading that looks to promote food access in the city, strengthen food systems by connecting local farmers to consumers and creating a thriving seasonal event through free entertainment, education and community programming set to engage all community members! Sign up with Youth Program Director Lindsay Sites at lindsay@voiceupberks.org.

Reading, PA

7/23/20 10:00 AM

Paint & Inspire at Muhlenberg Middle School

Come join us as we beautify the bathrooms at Muhlenberg Middle School! We will be painting and drawing positive messages to be put on the walls of the bathrooms for the start of the upcoming school year! Time TBD. Sign up with Lindsay Sites at lindsay@voiceupberks.org.

Laureldale, PA

7/28/20 9:00 AM

Courtyard Cleanup & Build at Muhlenberg Middle School

Join us as we work to clean up the courtyard at Muhlenberg Middle School. We will be weeding, planting and building “Buddy Benches” that will be decorated and painted. The benches will be placed in the Courtyard for staff and students to enjoy! Time TBD. Sign up with Youth Program Director Lindsay Sites at lindsay@voiceupberks.org.

Laureldale, PA

7/29/20 9:00 AM

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR YOUTH AND AGENCY PARTNERS CONCERNING COVID-19

At VOiCEup Berks, we take the health, welfare, and safety of all of our staff, volunteers, communities, and partners seriously. As you know, on March 11, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. VOiCEup is monitoring updates from the CDC and other government entities to help guide us through this ever-evolving situation.

ALL in-person projects scheduled through June 15th are canceled and we are currently revising our plans for our Summer of Service program. In the meantime, be sure to check back as we add more online opportunities over the coming weeks.

Welcome to VOiCEup Berks!  

VOiCEup Berks creates opportunities for people to volunteer, learn and lead in their communities. We strive to provide volunteers with a high-quality experience that fuels further action, and we envision a day when everyone is inspired and equipped to be the change they wish to see in the world.      

VOiCEup Berks is also an official affiliate of Youth Volunteer Corps. We creating volunteer opportunities to address community needs and to inspire youth for a lifetime commitment to service. For more information, check out our YVC web page!

 

About Membership

The VOiCEup Berks website provides a link for individuals, families, teams, and corporate groups to join together and engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities throughout Berks County.

We strive to promote volunteerism and get people involved in their communities. VOiCEup Berks does this in partnership with other organizations so we are working together to bring about long-lasting change in our communities. From motivating children to discover and learn, to serving hot meals to low income families, to caring for the environment, to large scale transformational projects, residents of Berks County are responding to critical needs.

VOiCEup Berks provides screened and supervised activities that serve to build capacity within nonprofit, faith-based, and public organizations. We're about empowering people to make change. Join us…be part of the change!

 

Youth Volunteer Corps Opportunities

YVC of Reading provides youth in Berks County age 11-18 with meaningful service-learning opportunities that help meet community needs and inspire youth to a lifetime committment to service. Click the YVC logo to learn more.

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