The 2016 Summer Youth Volunteer Program is in full swing and dozens of teenagers are making out community a better place this month! The program offers numerous opportunities to participate in community service projects throughout central Massachusetts. Youth are invited to work with the United Way on fun and interesting community service projects. Projects focus on issues such as youth mentoring, fitness, environment, culture, art, literacy, and more! The program is free for all students residing in the United Way of Central Massachusetts’s service area, which includes Worcester and its surrounding towns.
Located at a site in the greater Worcester area, each project will be completed in one day. Depending on the time of the project, United Way will provide either lunch or a snack for all volunteers in addition to a FREE T-shirt. The program’s calendar currently includes service opportunities at the AIDS project, the Big Dipper Ice Cream Festival, Community Harvest Project, and more. For the past five years, youth in the Worcester area have been volunteering their time, making new friends, and making a difference within the community.
United Way of Central Massachusetts’ Volunteer Center coordinates many volunteer opportunities throughout the year to encourage community involvement. Volunteerism is experiencing a surge across our country and United Way of Central Massachusetts is poised to help residents find volunteer opportunities to match their time and interest. United Way of Central Massachusetts connects people and resources to improve the community by focusing on the building blocks for a good life: education, family stability, and health.
The Summer Youth Volunteer Program is now full and won’t be accepting additional youth for the 2016 year.