This summer we have a project for youth ages 11-18 to learn about how
Tucson is prepared in an emergency. I have attached the flier as well
as included the information below. Please spread the word to parents or
youth who might be interested in learning about these things! We also
have many other projects to choose from, so please spread the word!
Earthquake! Fire! Tsunami! Oh, my! Curious about how Tucson responds to
an emergency? Take a week with the Tucson Police Department, Rural/Metro
Fire, and the Red Cross to learn all about Tucson's disaster relief.
You'll spend some time touring a fire truck and ambulance, getting a
first-hand look at how the Red Cross prepares for an emergency, and
you'll round out the week teaching the youngsters at House of Neighborly
Service what you learned. Safety first!
Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Monday: Police Department, 101 W. Miracle Mile
Tuesday: Santa Rose Library, 1075 S. 10th Ave.
Wednesday: Red Cross, 2916 E. Broadway
Thursday: Santa Rose Library, 1075 S. 10th Ave. and
House of Neighborly Service, 243 W. 33rd St.
Spots Available: 20
Erin Kowalsky @ 881-3300 x117 or
Please bring a lunch and water bottle daily and wear clothes that you
can get wet on Thursday.
-What is the Youth Volunteer Corps Summer of Service?
Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is a program of Volunteer Southern Arizona
that engages youth ages 11-18 in meaningful service learning projects in
the Greater Tucson area. Projects are led by AmeriCorps members and
impact community issues such as education, emergency preparedness,
environment, health, and leadership. This summer holds eight weeks of
intensely meaningful and fun-packed service projects. These projects
generally take place Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
-How do I get involved?
You can visit Volunteer Southern Arizona at 3130 N. Dodge from 8:30 AM
to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, call us at (520) 881-3300, or visit
down to "YouthNow! Collaboration and Youth Volunteer Corps"). Next,
choose the projects you want to sign up for.
-How much does it cost?
YVC summer projects have a registration fee of $100. There are full and
partial scholarships available.