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Summer Youth Volunteer Programs

Summer Youth Volunteer Programs

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Summer Youth Volunteer Programs
Over the past 20 years youth throughout Anne Arundel County have gained the experience and skills it takes to be a leader​,​ an advocate and they stand above in their communities. ​Students ​who have completed​ 6th, 7th, and 8th - high school can apply to these unique summer volunteer programs.

There are three individually designed youth volunteer programs. Opportunities range from participating in park conservation efforts to assisting staff in Summer Fun Centers and at Quiet Waters Day Camp to supporting the Adaptive Camp at Mayo Beach.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks Youth Volunteer team!

Applications must be received by May 8, 2015 (4:30pm)

If you have any questions please contact Youth Volunteer Programs 410-222-7313 ext. 3554
Return Completed Application and All Materials to:
Summer Youth Volunteer Program
Attention: Ryan Stewart
Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks
1 Harry S Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
Volunteer Summer Serve Leadership Challenge (VSSLC)
For those youth completing 7th grade we have our Volunteer Summer Serve Program. This program is designed as a leadership experience for those mature youth who are interested in working, as a group, with youth with disabilities during the outdoor Adaptive Camp at Mayo Beach. This program consists of a maximum of 30 youth working with adult supervision to promote leadership and peer mentoring as well as diversity opportunities while working with youth of all abilities. There is bus transportation available, on a limited basis, from various sites throughout the County. There is a two (2) week minimum commitment for this program.
Mayo Beach Camp: Treasure Hunters
Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)
The Youth Conservation Corps at Lake Waterford Park is for those youth completing 6th grade through high school who have an interest in environmental and conservation activities. The YCC is an outdoor program with physical labor as well as fun learning experiences. The youth will work with adult supervision on projects that promote the goals of the YCC, help with clean up and special projects to promote the conservation of the park, environmental awareness and teamwork.
Anne Arundel County Youth Conservation Corps Video
Counselor in Training (CIT)
Our traditional Counselor in Training program offers those youth completing 8th and 9th grade an opportunity to work with youth in our Summer Fun Centers, located throughout the county. Those youth placed in the community Summer Fun Center will be working with staff to provide support for children ages 5-12 years old. Those youth completing 9th grade will have the opportunity to be placed at ​an outdoor site at ​Quiet Waters Park. Both 8th & 9th grade CIT’s are expected to be mature self starters who are able to work with staff supervision in a recreation program and independently as junior, unpaid staff. CIT’s will assist with activities, guiding youth and providing support to staff. The Summer Fun Center Sites ​are listed in Program Information Packet. ​Sites are subject to change depending on school construction.​ CIT's will have come together for additional leadership and peer mentoring​ opportunities and training's.
Summer Youth Volunteer Programs

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