Mission: Volunteer Frederick inspires, strengthens and supports volunteerism in Frederick County by connecting people with opportunities to serve, building service partnerships, and training volunteer program managers.
Programs: Youth Service programs at Volunteer Frederick include SummerServe, SummerServe Express, the Youth Action Corps (YAC), and YAC, Jr. SummerServe and SummerServe Express engage youth ages 11 - 17 in diverse service learning projects over six summer weeks. Each day, the programs operate six simultaneously running service projects all over Frederick County. Since 1998, 726 have engaged in more than 36,000 service hours through these programs. YAC members (ages 11 - 17) and YAC, Jr. members (ages 5 - 10) create and serve on projects during the school year. During FY2009, more thn 65 YAC and YAC, Jr. members served more than 1,000hours on 48 projects. Volunteer Frederick's Youth Service department also hosts an annual Youth Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. In FY07 & 08, Volunteer Frederick also managed a federal Summer of Service grant that helped develop and replicate successful youth service programming models at 14 organizations across the eastern seaboard of the U.S.
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Volunteer Frederick is a wonderful organization that does so much for our local community! Their youth programs are extraordinary and allow me to participate in a variety of different service projects! I love their SummerServe Express program and the Youth Action Corps program (YAC)for short! I have earned over 200 service hours through thier programs. All of the staff are wonderful and they truly care about what we do!