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Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading Opportunities

YVC Brightens Doors

Christmas wreaths will be made and donated to local senior centers as we spread holiday cheer by providing wreaths to be placed on their doors! This project will be done virtually and materials such as construction paper, paper plates, tissue paper, ribbon and pipe cleaners can be picked up on December 4th from 3:00PM-5:00PM at the Googleworks parking lot. Project will be done, together, via zoom. Completed wreaths can be dropped off at the Goggleworks parking lot on Saturday, December 12th between 9 and 10:00AM. Due to the impact of Covid-19 seniors remain isolated from friends and family- join us as we do our part in bringing them joy this holiday season!

Reading, PA

12/5/20 9:00 AM

Community Conversations for Change discussion group for Berks Catholic Students

Join your peers from Berks Catholic High School in this virtual discussion group to talk about difficult topics, such as racism, and come to a better understanding of the stories and perspectives of students who are different from you. This discussion group, supported by VOiCEup staff, is an extension of a Youth Volunteer Corps summer series developed to address racism and injustice in our community through education and dialogue which is initiated, supported, and facilitated by youth. The goal is to bring together people of different backgrounds and mindsets, and to engage in difficult conversations that facilitate understanding and promote both individual and community growth. This group is specifically for students of Berks Catholic High School. To work with us to develop a group for your school, contact us at info@voiceupberks.org.

Reading, PA

12/8/20 7:00 PM

YVC Brain Boosters

Brain Boosters provide many benefits to seniors and allow for fun both individually and collectively. We will be holding a virtual project where youth will, together, find Brain Boosters (ie; crossword puzzles, sudoku, etc) that will then be made into a packet and donated to local senior centers for Christmas. This project will be held via zoom.

Reading, PA

12/12/20 9:00 AM

Global Youth Service Day 2021

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest youth service and civic action event in the world and the only one that celebrates and builds the capacity of all youth to help our communities and democracy thrive by working together for the common good. Now in its 33rd year, GYSD is celebrated in over 100 countries world-wide. Join the Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading as they host Global Youth Service Day 2021 in City Park, Reading, PA on Sunday, April 25th! We will be planting, painting, cleaning, and CELEBRATING our youth volunteers during this event. All materials (paint, brushes, gloves, trash bags) will be provided, so sign up to help make City Park sparkle!

Reading, PA

4/25/21 1:00 PM

Decanstructure: Break Down & Donate

Structures created by youth during Canstructure event at the Berkshire Mall will be taken down. All cans used for the structures will be packaged and donated to the Helping Harvest (formerly the Greater Berks Food Bank) to help fight hunger in Berks County! Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 7:00am - 9:00am. Email YVC Program Director Lindsay Sites at build@voiceupberks.org for more information.

Wyomissing, PA

5/8/21 7:00 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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201 Washington St., Suite 547
Reading, PA 19601  
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