Hands On Nashville’s Youth Volunteer Corps Receives Top Honor


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Nashville, Tenn. – Youth Volunteer Corps of Nashville was named a 2016 Gold Level YVC Affiliate, one of less than 15 YVC programs throughout the U.S. and Canada awarded this honor. The youth service program, hosted by Hands On Nashville, offers volunteer opportunities for nearly 1,000 youth who serve nearly 4,000 volunteer hours every year.

“YVC of Nashville is paving the way for YVC programs all over the U.S. and Canada,” said David Battey, founder and president of YVC’s headquarters, located in Kansas City. “The program has had such a profound impact on both Youth Volunteers and the community they’re serving.”

YVC Headquarters works with each YVC Affiliate to ensure that they are serving the youth and their community in the best way possible. The Gold Level rating goes only to the very top YVC programs that serve as stand-out examples for how the program can serve its community.

“We’re so proud of this honor for the YVC program and the Youth Volunteers involved,” said Hands On Nashville’s Youth Program Manager Jason Strandquist. “We look forward to seeing all the great things that Nashville youth will accomplish in the coming year.”

Last year 963 youth served a total of 3,755 volunteer hours with YVC of Nashville, helping out at places like retirement homes, soup kitchens, animal shelters, parks and more.

For more information how to get involved, see: www.hon.org/teen 

Hands On Nashville’s Youth Volunteer Corps’ mission is to create volunteer opportunities to address community needs and to inspire youth for a lifetime commitment to service. The program offers volunteer projects for youth ages 11 to 18 on weekends, after school and during the summer. Hosted by Hands On Nashville, YVC of Nashville is one of more than 40 affiliates of Youth Volunteer Corps, headquartered in Kansas City. 963 youth served 3,755 hours with YVC of Nashville during the last program year.

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