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Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading Opportunities

YVC 2020 Leadership Camp

Join us for our yearly YOUth Can! Leadership Camp for rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade students! Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the closure of PSU Berks campus for the summer, our camp has been shortened and redesigned as a 4-day, morning-only camp. Monday through Wednesday mornings will be spent working on animal-related service projects at a local horse sanctuary, spending time with horses and other animals who live there. We will be practicing and learning new leadership skills, making lasting friendships and working to create a project to help the animals. Thursday morning will be spent at Berks County Community Foundation completing an animal-related service project. Cost for the 9-12pm Monday through Thursday camp is $100. Contact Youth Program Director Lindsay Sites for more information at lindsay@voiceupberks.org.

Wernersville, PA

7/13/20 9:00 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

YVC 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

YVC 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

YVC - Let’s build a boardwalk!

YVC members working at Rock Hollow Woods will help build a raised walkway through designated wetlands in the Schuylkill River watershed. Be a part of this fun project and learn more about the environment, wetlands, and a bit about construction too! Rock Hollow Woods is a unique 77-acre nonprofit learning center whose mission is to provide youth with outdoor opportunities to discover and learn about the natural world and empower them to protect their environment. This 70-foot boardwalk will have two functions. The first is to permit visitors to have increased access to the wetland area for things such as bird and butterfly watching, creek exploration, and educational activities including macroinvertebrate and amphibian observation. The second function is to make the wetland area handicap accessible for youth with physical limitations. This opportunity is for youth ages 11-18. Questions? Contact Lindsey@voiceupberks.org

Birdsboro, PA

8/16/20 1:00 PM + more

 

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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Reading, PA 19601  
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