Participants are placed, according to their skills and interests, to do valuable work in support of diverse causes including food distribution and hunger security, 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 will work at their non-profit placement for a maximum of four hours per day for up to four days per week. Youth will also participate in job readiness and empowerment workshops and engage in service projects and field trips.
The Junior Volunteers program aims to help youth recognize their passion, share their talent and realize their power to transform our community through service. Youth will have fun while amplifying their voice and impact in Watsonville and beyond!
The program is up and running this year and will go through July 26th 2013. Congratulations to our 27 Junior Volunteers who have already dedicated almost 300 hours to non-profits in Watsonville! Our non-profit placements this year include the Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop, Pajaro Valley Loaves & Fishes, SPCA Summer Camp, Watsonville Bike Shack, Jacob’s Heart, and Watsonville Volunteer Center. Junior Volunteers so far have participated in a Beach Clean Up group service project and also gone to the San Jose Tech Museum! Check out the Watsonville Volunteer Center Facebook page to learn more HERE!
Stay tuned…we will be accepting applications for next year in May 2014.
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