YouthSERVE Summer Institute

jr vol pic 2We’ve changed our name! Watsonville Jr. Volunteers is now the YouthSERVE Summer Institute!

Thank you for a great Summer 2014!

Thank you to everyone who participated! The Junior Volunteer Program had 35 dedicated youth interested in participating in summer service internships at local non-profit organizations.

Participants were placed, according to their skills and interests, to do valuable work in support of diverse causes including food distribution, child development, animal care, arts and creative empowerment, health, and environmental awareness. Non-profit agencies are stepping up to provide rewarding placements and training for youth, so they can develop their skills in a safe, enriching environment this summer.

During the six week program junior volunteers:

  • Worked at their non-profit placement for a maximum of 4 hours per day for up to 4 days per week
  • Attended job readiness and empowerment workshops
  • Participated in service projects
  • Attended fun field trips (Oakland A’s Game and more!)
  • Earned community service hours

The Junior Volunteers program aimed to help youth recognize their passion, shared their talent and realized their power to transform our community through service. Youth had fun while amplifying their voice and impact in Watsonville and beyond!

Important Dates
Come back April 2015 to see our Summer 2015 opportunities.

Our non-profit placements this year included the Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop, Pajaro Valley Loaves & Fishes, Mariposa’s Art, Youth NOW, Watsonville Bike Shack, Jacob’s Heart, and Watsonville Volunteer Center.

Applications for Summer 2015 are now available!

For more information, please contact:

Donna Patters

(831) 722-6708

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