Deadline: 3/27/2020
Amount: $15,000
The purpose of this program is to allow organizations to work collaboratively in order to increase youth volunteer rates throughout the country. Award recipients will set a shared goal of increasing the youth volunteer rate in their community or state above the rate from the most recent Volunteering in America report by:
  1. Asking youth to serve and connecting them to organizations with service programs and to specific volunteer opportunities through caring adults or peer leaders
  2. Providing training to adults about how to effectively engage youth as volunteers and to help youth to develop the leadership skills to organize service projects that create opportunities for themselves and their peers
  3. Creating a plan to identify and address barriers to youth volunteering in the community, including transportation, legal/liability, access, and issues
  4. Developing marketing and outreach to reach youth who are disengaged