DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury's Youth Volunteer Corps of Western Connecticut will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a kickoff event on Global Youth Service Day, on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at Tarrywile Park.
Youth will work on a variety of projects, including painting, trail maintenance and gardening.
The kickoff event will begin the Spring of Service Serve-A-Thon taking place between Tuesday, April 15, and Thursday, April 17.
During Spring of Service, youth will assist the City of Danbury’s Office of Neighborhood Assistance in cleaning up the downtown area of graffiti and addressing other blight issues.
Youth will also work at Dorothy Day Hospitality House serving breakfast with the Morning Glory Program of Catholic Charities and will visit the senior center and the library to assist with different tasks.
The youth service program, hosted by United Way of Western Connecticut, offers volunteer opportunities for more than 100 youth ages 11 through 18 throughout the school year and via a six-week Summer of Service program.
“Our youth volunteers have engaged in hundreds of volunteer projects over the five years YVC has been in the Western Connecticut community,” Bridget Fox, executive vice president of strategy and volunteerism at United Way of Western Connecticut, said in a statement. “Their service has greatly impacted the community and, we hope, instilled in them a lifelong love of giving back to the community in which they live.”