Why summer is the perfect time for student volunteerism

What are your kids doing this summer? Hanging out by the pool, sleeping late, and heading to the mall are certainly all fun ways to spend the summer! But, in addition to all of that downtime, why not help your kids volunteer some free time to important programs across the country?

One way is through Youth Volunteer Corps.It’s easy to get started. Simply find your local YVC affiliate  to learn more about summer programs in your area. If there is not currently a YVC in your area, you can even start one. (Most YVC Affiliates are hosted by local organizations such as The Y, United Way, Boys and Girls Clubs or local city governments.)

You can also visit Volunteer Delaware. Volunteer Delaware strives to promote volunteer opportunities, community outreach, diverse volunteer outreach programs and many various resources to enhance the lives of all Delawareans. Volunteer Delaware is part of the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of State Service Centers within the State Office of Volunteerism.

Delaware Volunteer Credit for students

And, if your student is in 9th – 12th grade, they can even earn a Delaware Volunteer Credit (DVC). The DVC allows students grades in 9-12 to earn one elective credit towards graduation upon completing 90 hours of community service during two semesters. The semesters do not have to be consecutive or in the same calendar year. Hours must be performed outside the student’s regularly scheduled school day. Volunteer hours completed as part of a service group requirement may also be used towards the Delaware Volunteer Credit. For more information on logging hours towards a high school credit, please contact Clare Garrison at 255-9899.

About Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. in Delaware

Back to Basics provides over 125 wide-ranging educational and related services including 1-on-1 tutoring in over 60 subjects, translating and interpreting in over 20 languages, speech and occupational therapists, behavior and reading specialists, paraprofessionals, ELL and computer lab teachers, RTI support and homebound services, psycho-educational testing, 1-on-1 test prep for the SAT, PSAT, SAT II, ACT, GRE, PRAXIS, GED, and HSEE, professional development, summer school, original credit and credit recovery. In addition, we operate Delaware’s only Department of Education-approved, 1-on-1 K-12 Private School in Wilmington, Delaware.

As part of our sincere committment to the well-being of our local community, Back to Basics has spearheaded several ongoing community service initiatives. To learn more about how Back to Basics is making a real difference in Delaware, please CLICK HERE.

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