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Summer of Service Institute

The Summer Service Institute is a free 6 week program that helps youth recognize their passion, share their talent and realize their power to transform our community through service.  Each year up to 30 Summer Service Internships are provided at local non-profits for dedicated youth in grades 8-11. The program runs from June 6 to July 21, 2018.

HOW TO APPLY: Email ys@scvolunteercenter.org to express interest or Download the 2018 YSI Application

Applications Are Due June 1, 2018

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How the Program Works

Participants are placed, according to their skill and interest and contribute valuable work in support of diverse causes including food distribution, child development, animal care, arts and creative empowerment, health, technology and environmental awareness.

Non-profits provide rewarding placements and training for youth, so they can develop their skills in a safe, enriching environment.


Program Activities

During the six week program volunteers:

  • Work at a non-profit placement for a maximum of 4 hours per day for up to 4 days per week
  • Attend job readiness and team-building workshops
  • Participate in service projects
  • Attend fun field trips (SF Giants Game and more!)
  • Earn community service hours

Apply for the Program

Participants commit to volunteering at least one day a week for six weeks and attend field trips and trainings. Join the fun next summer to amplify your voice and make a rewarding impact in Watsonville and beyond. Applications for Summer 2018 are due June 1st.

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