Youth receive first-hand experience working in an office setting and often work on youth-driven advocacy campaigns, such as the Disability History Week Campaign and Taking Action for Accommodations. The YO! Volunteer Corps create connections for youth with adults with disabilities, as well as other youth volunteers. YO! Volunteer Corps members earn a stipend every month.

Meet a YO! Volunteer…

Hey, what's up guys, gals, and non-binary pals! My name is Maya, I'm 22 years old from Riverside, CA. I'm a recent graduate from UC Merced with a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Writing. I became interested in disability advocacy after attending the California Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) in 2015 as a delegate. Since then, I've gone back as staff for the past three years. Being back home and having more time on my hands, I finally took it upon myself to become a YO! Volunteer. I look forward to working with youth with disabilities through my local ILC and hope to gain experience that will help me to reach my ultimate career goal of being a school psychologist.

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Youth Volunteer Corps Maya Community Access Center – Riverside, CA


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