Make the Choice
Studies tracking youth who volunteer have found that youth can develop negative attitudes about service if they don’t feel that their efforts are making a difference. That's why Community Youth Concepts aims to ensure that every single youth has a positive experience volunteering through high-quality, team-based Youth Volunteer Corps projects.
- Increase your competitiveness for getting scholarships and getting into college.
- Learn valuable skills, from framing walls to tutoring children to leading projects.
- Discover your strengths, abilities, and interests.
- Meet students from other areas of Des Moines who you may never meet otherwise.
- Do rewarding work that helps meet your community's needs.
- Get outside of your comfort zone and build genuine self-confidence.
- Grow into thoughtful, active, well-informed adults by understanding and appreciating diversity in your community.
- Learn to empathize with others, both those you serve and those you serve with.
- Apply to join the YVC International Youth Advisory Board
- Be recognized internationally with YVC Milestone Awards
- Become eligible for the Don & Sloan Scholarship among countless other scholarship opportunities.
- Have fun!