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2040 - 84th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Phone: 206.275.7611
Fax: 206.275.7890
Email: miyfs@mercergov.or. . .
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VOICE / SVP Programs

Volunteer Outreach In Communities Everywhere
Volunteer Outreach In Communities Everywhere

VOICE (Volunteer Outreach in Communities Everywhere) and SVP (Summer Volunteer Program) provide structured group community service opportunities to Mercer Island middle and high-school age youth.

Please click on the following links for more information:



2014 VOICE/SVP Registration is Closed! 

If you would like to be on our mailing list for next year's program, please email Tambi Cork, Youth Development Coordinator, at tambi.cork@mercergov.org. 

More information on all of these programs can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions listed below. 
 


2014 VOICE/SVP Registered Participants: Looking for Additional Liability Forms?

These can be found at two different locations:

1) www.shiftboard.com/voice - from your front page, scroll down to the bottom of the page. If you are already in your calendar, click "News" in the upper right hand corner, and scroll to the bottom of the page. 

2) Click "Frequently Asked Questions" below, and scroll to the bottom of the page. 
 
2014 VOICE/SVP Registered Participants: How does transportation work, and where do we meet? 


We provide transportation via City vans to all projects that take place off-Island. Volunteers will meet at our Youth and Family Services office in Luther Burbank Park, and will be returned to the Mercer Island Community and  Events Center at the end of the project. Some projects that take place on Mercer Island will meet at the project site – this information, along with directions, will be included in the project description on Shiftboard, and all project reminders will include this information as well. 

The following projects do not meet at MIYFS:

EarthCorps - meet at Island Crest Park - in the large parking lot near the restrooms

Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club - Basketball meets at PEAK; Tennis meets at the MIHS Tennis Courts; Soccer is TBD - volunteers will receive an email with location; Parkour meets at PEAK.

Mercer Island Farmers Market - meets at Mercerdale Park

Mercer Island Special Olympics Softball - meets at the Lid; Golf does meet at Mercer Island Youth and Family Services like all other off-Island projects. 

Mercer Island Summer Celebration - meets at the North End Fire Station




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Upcoming VOICE/SVP 2014 Program Dates

June 23: First Day of VOICE/SVP Program
August 16: Last Day of VOICE/SVP Program
August 18: All-Star Celebration (Time TBD)
August 19: VOICE/SVP Recognition Event! (6pm - 7:30pm at Mercer Island Community and Event Center)


Frequently Asked Question <-- Click

Click on the link above for more information on...

What is the difference between VOICE and SVP? Who can participate in these programs?
What is the time commitment? Do I need to be available all eight weeks?
What is the cost? Why pay to volunteer?
And many more questions


 

 

What is VOICE/SVP?


VOICE (Volunteer Outreach in Communities Everywhere) and SVP (Summer Volunteer Program) provide structured group community service opportunities to Mercer Island middle and high school age youth.

This eight week summer program partners with over fifty community organizations, and our participants volunteer over 10,000 hours each summer. The SVP Program is for current 6th and 7th grade students, and the VOICE Program is for current 8th – 11th grade students. 

SVP participants are expected to commit to at least four projects each summer, and VOICE participants are expected to commit to at least eight. Additionally, VOICE participants will have the option of participating in our Social Justice Film Festival (SJFF) as one of their projects. See “Frequently Asked Questions” below for more information on what a project entails, and details on the SJFF.

Frequently Asked Question <-- Click 

Click on the link above for more information on the following:

What is the difference between VOICE and SVP? Who can participate in these programs?
What is the time commitment? Do I need to be available all eight weeks?
What is the cost? Why pay to volunteer?
How do I register for VOICE/SVP?
What’s this I hear about a ‘lottery’? Is there a chance my child will not have a spot in the program?
I’ve registered and paid online – what are the next steps?
How do I sign up for projects?
Can I see the calendar before May 23?
What nonprofits does VOICE/SVP partner with?
Where do projects meet?
Can volunteers drive themselves, or be dropped of at, projects that take place off-Island?
My child wants to volunteer with their friends – how do I find out who is on the projects?
What is the Social Justice Film Festival? Is it required?
Do you have any job openings?
We signed up, but can no longer participate. What is the refund process and policy?
Is there a way to document my hours volunteered with VOICE/SVP?
What is a P-Lit? How are they chosen, and how competitive is the application?
 

For more information on the VOICE or SVP programs, please contact Tambi Cork, Youth Development Coordinator, at 206-275-7755 or email tambi.cork@mercergov.org.



 

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