YouthSERVE Summer Institute

jr vol pic 2We’ve changed our name!

Watsonville Jr. Volunteers is now the YouthSERVE Summer Institute.

The Summer Service Institute helps youth recognize their passion, share their talent and realize their power to transform our community through service.

Up to 30 Summer Service Internships were available  for dedicated youth in grades 8-11 last summer.

Volunteers had fun while amplifying their voice and impact in Watsonville and beyond.

Participants were placed according to their skill and interest and contributed valuable work in support of diverse causes including food distribution, child development, arts and creative empowerment, health, technology and environmental awareness.

Non-profit agencies have stepped up to provide rewarding placements and training for youth, so they can develop their skills in a safe, enriching environment last summer.

During the six week program volunteers:

  • Worked at a non-profit placement for a maximum of 4 hours per day for up to 4 days per week
  • Attended job readiness and team-building workshops
  • Participated in service projects
  • Attended fun field trips (SF Giants Game and more!)
  • Earned community service hours

Important Dates

Visit us in March 2016 for important dates!

Our non-profit placements last 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.

Download the resources you need to apply for this free program:

word doc iconDownload the  2015 Application


word doc icon Placement Choice Preference Form


word doc iconYS Summer 2015 Permission Form


For More Information:

Donna Patters/Desiree Farnal

(831) 722-6708

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