Volunteer Connect has received money, in the form of grants, which has allowed them to expand their youth volunteering team. The volunteers work with younger children on homework, physical activities, and mentoring.
While this is an obvious benefit for the children, Volunteer Connect also says that their volunteers gain just as much as the recipients through learning, developing skills, and making choices that keep them away from destructive behaviors.
The children are matched with a volunteer who shares similar interests and possesses the skills to benefit the child in the best way possible.
This grant has been provided by Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation and the ESCO foundation. Both are based in Oregon and share the belief that youth development and education can be strengthened through the use of youth volunteers. Read the Entire Article
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