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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 Open!

Click here to register for the VOICE program (current 8th - 11th graders)

Click here to register for the SVP program (current 6th and 7th graders)

Are you a past VOICE participant, a current 10th or 11th grader, and interested in developing your leadership skills this summer? Apply for our Project Leader in Training (P-Lit) Program here

If you would prefer to pay via check, or would like to apply for a scholarship, please download this PDF form, and mail it along with payment to: VOICE/SVP Program, 2040 84th Avenue SE, Mercer Island WA 98040

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

Program dates are listed below. Registration will close Wednesday, April 23rd at 5pm. 
 
 
VOICE/SVP 2014 Program Dates

March 26: VOICE/SVP Registration Opens (10am, online at www.mercergov.org/voice)
April 23: VOICE/SVP Registration Closes (5pm)
April 29: New Volunteer Meeting (7pm - 8pm at Mercer Island Community and Event Center)
May 16: All Forms Due & Refund Deadline (5pm)
May 23: Shiftboard Calendar Opens (10am)
June TBD: P-Lit Training 
June 20: VOICE Orientation (12pm - 2:30pm at Mercer Island Community and Event Center)
June 20: SVP Orientation (9am - 3:30pm, meet at MIYFS)
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

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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?
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.

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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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