|VOICE / SVP Programs
|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.
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VOICE/SVP Volunteers - 2013 Information
The calendar is open, and available at www.shiftboard.com/voice.
Frequently Asked Question
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What if I don't know my Shiftboard password?
What do I do if my Shiftboard calendar is blank?
Where do VOICE/SVP projects meet?
Additional liabiltiy forms
VOICE / SVP 2013 Program Dates:
March 27: VOICE/SVP Registration Opens (10am, online at www.mercergov.org/voice)
April 24: VOICE/SVP Registration Closes (5pm)
April 30: New Volunteer Meeting (7pm - 8pm at Mercer Island Community and Event Center)
May 20: All Forms Due & Refund Deadline (5pm)
May 24: Shiftboard Calendar Opens (10am)
June 20: VOICE Orientation (11am - 1:30pm at Mercer Island Community and Event Center)
June 20: P-Lit Training (2pm - 4pm at MIYFS)
June 21: SVP Orientation (7:45am - 3:00pm at MIYFS)
June 23: First Day of VOICE/SVP Program
August 16: Last Day of VOICE/SVP Program
August 19: All-Star Celebration (Time TBD)
August 20: VOICE/SVP Recognition BBQ! (6pm - 7:30pm at Mercer Island Community and Event Center)
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.
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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 24?
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 email@example.com.