The Tulsa
Volunteer Center

Promoting volunteerism to expand and strengthen community services

The Tulsa
 Volunteer Center


 1430 S. Boulder
 Tulsa, OK  74119
 (918) 585-5551
 Fax (918) 585-3285

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A program of the
Community Service Council
of Greater Tulsa
(CSC)


CSC is a Member Agency 
of the Tulsa Area 
United Way

Copyright 2000
The Tulsa Volunteer Center

The Youth Volunteer Corps of Tulsa

The Youth Volunteer Corps of Tulsa (YVC), a program of the Tulsa Volunteer Center, provides a way for thousands of young people to develop the habit of giving back through service – an ethic that will last a lifetime.  The YVC of Tulsa is one of 54 international affiliated programs
of the Youth Volunteer Corps of America (YVCA) and the Youth Volunteer Corps of Canada (YVCC).

Goals:

· Offer youth opportunities to engage in      volunteer community activities that are challenging, rewarding and educational.

· Serve the needs of the community and its residents.

· Promote among youth and residents a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of their community.

· Promote a lifetime ethic of service among young people.

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Activities:

· Volunteer Matching

In 2000, the YVC referral services helped match more than 1500 individual young volunteers and more than 350 nonprofit agencies. Our on-line referral services are now available!

            Volunteer Now!

· Wishbook Jr.

A listing of 100’s of volunteer opportunities for   individuals and groups of youth. Copies of the Wishbook Jr. are available to be picked up at our office.  Call to reserve your copy. 

· YVC Summer 2000 Program!

200 youth volunteered over 8000 hours during our Summer 2000 Volunteer Program in community agencies including, Area Volunteers Instilling Desire to Read, the YMCA, Hillcrest Hospital, Parent Child Center of Tulsa, Brady H.A.N.D., Meals on Wheels and at the Day Center for the Homeless.

Click here for the 2001 Summer Program Brochure! 

· Seasons of Service!

The YVC promotes and participate in local and national days of service. The YVC works with the City of Tulsa to put on Paint the Town. For 2000’s Paint the Town, 700 youth and 100 adults were signed up to wipe out graffiti and cleanup Tulsa. The YVC along with the M.E.T, The YWCA Intercultural Service Center, City of Tulsa, and Keep Tulsa Beautiful to clean up an area of the Historic Greenwood District. This event was the recipient of the Youth Environmental Project of the Year award from Keep Oklahoma Beautiful. This event paired 100 Tulsa youth with 100 National Service Members from across Oklahoma.

Click here for the 2001 NYSD Flier/Registration


· Youth Advisory Council

The YVC’s Youth Advisory Council consists of 20 participants representing 10 are school districts. The Youth Advisory Council oversees all YVC activities.  In October 2000, 4 YAC Members attended the Youth Volunteer Corps of America International Conference in Kansas City, MO. Tulsa’s YVC will be hosting the 2001 Conference. For more information on the conference or to join the YAC please contact our office.

· Prudential Youth Leadership Institute

There are three major components to the Youth Leadership Training. They include first, teaching the curriculum, with an emphasis on decision making, team building, leadership in groups, creativity, diversity, and goal setting; second, the youth participants planning and implementing the community service project including managing a budget for the project; and third, a graduation ceremony put on by community members recruited by the youth participants. Our next Prudential Youth Leadership Institute will be during the Summer 2001 Program.